Unexpectedly, my Christmas blog wasn’t to be my last one of the year! I have had a “soccer blog” posted on the Huffington Post UK about what kind of prayer is effective. It is called: What Might Fabrice Muamba’s Extraordinary Year Tell Us About the Health Benefits of Prayer?
Here is an excerpt.
On the other hand, if his return to health were solely a medical feat then the gods of chance were smiling on him with exceptional kindness. In a video about his part in carrying out two hours of CPR on Muamba, Dr Deaner called the footballer’s recovery “very unusual” and said he had explained to the family “there was a very high possibility he wouldn’t make it”. Asked if it was a miracle, he said: “…if you are ever going to use the term miraculous, I suppose it could be used here”.
It seems almost impossible to track Muamba’s rapid progress without feeling a great sense of grace has been at work beyond just the skillful physical care he received. The gloomy predictions promptly overturned, his moving return to the Reebok Stadium and then White Hart Lane and his recent appearances at the Sports Personality of the Year awards and on the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special kept him in the news throughout the year.
What might have enabled his story to be not just one of survival but of thriving….
A Happy New Year to you!