Two men who were nearly killed in an abandoned roadside vehicle say a “voice of God” told them to jump out, seconds before they were hit.
“God kept us safe, God kept us alive,” Kenneth Bryant, one of the men, told Fox 8 in Cleveland.
Bryant and another passenger, Jordan Cole, were driving a MudMan food truck from Montana to a pastor’s conference in Philadelphia when it broke down on the Ohio Turnpike. Cole and Bryant stayed with the truck while others went for help.
“He was in the cab of the truck and I was in the back,” Bryant told Fox 8. “I was using a generator in the back to charge our cellphones.”
Suddenly, each man became overwhelmed with the need to jump. Bryant described it as a vision. Seconds later -- after they escaped -- their truck was hit and mangled by an 18-wheeler.
“We heard a voice, and it was to get out of the truck and I look down and I saw a semi swerving toward us,” Cole said.
Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said the two men almost certainly would have been killed had they stayed.
“We’ve come to the conclusion that it was Jesus,” Bryant said. “He allowed this to happen for me to be able to share this story … for people to know that our Heavenly Father is mindful of us.”
Bryant said part of his message to others is: “That there is a purpose for your life, you do have a reason to be living and it’s God’s perfect timing.”
Michael Foust is a freelance writer. Visit his blog, MichaelFoust.com.
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, The Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.