Americans across the country are celebrating Easter at home with their families on Sunday, including survivors of COVID-19 who say God’s supernatural intervention saved their lives.
Before COVID-19 spread across the U.S., the virus wreaked havoc at the Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, back in February. As many as 35 coronavirus deaths have been linked to the facility, but 90-year-old Geneva Wood said God intervened and saved her life.
Wood was at Life Care Center recovering from a stroke and days before she was to be discharged the facility went on lockdown because of a coronavirus outbreak. Within a few days of the lockdown Wood “experienced a spiking fever.”
“I didn’t know that I had the virus until I had the virus. I had no symptoms of it before,” Wood told CBN News of her experience.
Local news station KIRO reported that Wood was on the brink of death and doctors advised her family to say their goodbyes.
Wood was mostly kept in isolation while fighting the virus but maintained that God was there with her.
“I could feel God’s presence. His hands were on my body and I could feel His presence, and I’d wake up and I could feel these hands and I’d go back to sleep. Through the night, ’cause I’d wake up, I couldn’t see His face, but I could feel His hands and I knew He was with me and I made it through the night,” Wood recalled.
“Until you’ve felt God’s presence and His hands on you, it’s something else. If it hadn’t been for Him, I couldn’t have done it. And I wasn’t alone because He was with me all the time,” she testified.
Wood also credited “one special” doctor who shared Bible scriptures with her daily.
“At first all I said was Psalm 23, but he would read to me every morning,” she said.
After 19 days in the hospital, Woods was sent home coronavirus free. Her family said her recovery was nothing short of “miraculous.”
Barbara Killiebrew, 60, of south Georgia is celebrating Easter with her family members who she was unable to see for weeks after she was put on a ventilator and near death due to the virus.
“First and foremost, I thank God for Jesus, for Him saving my life and giving me another chance, because two or three times where I have given up,” Killiebrew told WALB.
“God said no,” she continued.
Killiebrew was first hospitalized on March 18 and found out a few days later that she tested positive for COVID-19.
“I realize there are so many people around the nation fighting for their life but God and His good almighty helped me. He kept this young lady here to come home and tell about corona, COVID-19,” she said.
Killiebrew maintained that God brought her back to be with her family.
“I felt in my mind and my heart that I was coming back to them. I was fighting, I was fighting for my life,” Killiebrew said.
Another man in Georgia, Clay Bentley, also shared how God miraculously intervened in his recovery from the virus. Bentley said he could feel God moving in his life at the most critical point during his fight.
He was hospitalized for 12 days and told CBS News correspondent David Begnaud that his condition was so bad that doctors had told him there was nothing else they could do.
Bentley told Fox News in another interview that as the hospital was considering putting him on a respirator he experienced a miracle.
“I felt like I had a man lying on my chest and I couldn’t breathe,” he said. “And the weight of this man was crushing me and I couldn’t breathe at all. And then all of a sudden, I felt the breath entering me. It was the Lord on my chest. When He breathed inside me, I felt the power of God hit.”
“I couldn’t breathe at all, and suddenly, I felt the Lord. I mean, His presence was there, and I felt air blowing into my lungs,” He told CBS News.
Bentley now back home under quarantine and can’t wait to see his relatives again.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law