About Our Area
Holiday Guide 2014|2015
Download Sport Guide
Arts & Entertainment
Download TV Guide
Submit an Event
The Jolly Lama
Those Camera Guys
Inspirasie viri Nasie
Life in the Slow Lane
Looking for a Car?
The realm of the impossible
Retah McPherson and her eldest son, Aldo. Photo: Supplied
Retah McPherson’s life was turned upside down almost a decade ago when she experienced one of the most horrific scenes a parent can go through. After a freak car accident in which their car rolled, both her children were missing from the wreckage. What she found there and the emotional and spiritual journey it would take her and her family on, would eventually culminate in her ministering all over the world for the past seven years.
Son’s broken body
"I found Aldo, my eldest son there, lying in the bushes, that dark night in June. When I got to him, he was already in a coma. His skull was cracked and he was bleeding from the ears. I fell over him, trying my best to find a pulse. But I couldn’t find a pulse. As a mother, I just knew life was draining out of his body," McPherson recalls that terrible night.
"In that moment, lying over him like that, I realized whoever you are, however much money you have - only God has power over life and death."
An electrical bolt
While McPherson was still lying over her son’s broken body, a car tried who was trying to avoid the accident scene on the other side of the road, didn’t realise he was heading right for the mother and son in the dark bushes.
"I realized I had to jump up, otherwise this man will drive right over us! I jumped up, and he stopped literally one foot from me. I looked into the huge lights of this 4 x 4, and something happened in my heart. A shock went through me, and my whole body started shaking as if electrical shocks were going through me. And then I was calm, and the peace that surpasses all understanding came over me."
I called to my husband Tinus that I found Aldo. We called for the emergency helicopter and a young man arrived. He pushed a knife into Aldo’s lungs and told me that his lungs collapsed. "You must say your goodbyes," he told me.
Another couple stopped at the scene, both medical doctors. The woman said to me that she was also a mother, but that it was time to say goodbye to Aldo. The helicopter left with him on board, and we followed in an ambulance. When we arrived at the hospital, he was already in the theatre for a four-hour long operation. A big, burly doctor walked up to me and said: "Ma’am, I’m not sure if your son will make it."
A Stranger Rebukes Death
I remember back at the accident scene, a car stopped, and a black man got out and started praying: "Satan, in the name of Jesus, no death will take place here tonight."
The unknown man kept saying: "This boy will live and he will not die," repeating it over and over again.
I was standing there in dazed shock, looking at him, thinking to myself: "Retah, would you have done this? Would you have stopped at the scene of an accident to pray for anyone?"
McPherson says that only that night did she truly realized what the Good Samaritan described in Luke 10 was all about. "I realized that night that I wasn’t Jesus’ hands, that I’ve never been. And I praise God for that praying man."
When Aldo came out of theatre, he was kept alive artificially by machines. During this time McPherson had a profound, spiri-tual dream.
"I experienced in my spirit that I was watching my child die."
In her dream she told her son that she was letting him go and she heard him answered her: "Mom, speak life over me! Speak life!" In the dream she did so immediately. "In the name of Jesus, you shall live, and you shall have life in abundance." I said it, and the minute I said it, I saw how his fingers started growing again and how the colour came back to his lips. My whole being shook."
The next morning early, back at the hospital, my husband told me that we had nearly lost Aldo during the night. I told my husband about my dream, so we began marching around his hospital bed, speaking life, speaking life!
Earnest seekers who want to push through to the ‘realm of the impossible’ are invited to come listen to the rest of McPherson’s incredible story - how God met with her and her son after his machines were switched off after his heartbeat fell to 28 beats.
"People seek God, but out of their flesh and not in the spirit dimension. When my spirit was broken, I experienced Him. My son who is 19 years old today, is not perfect - he talks and moves slowly, he has a hanging eye, but I have learned to experience God’s presence and to live in His Kingdom now, does not depend on your circumstances . . ."
Free of Charge
Retah McPherson will minister as the Spirit leads her for three consecutive days at the Brenton-on-Sea community hall. (Follow the arrows that will be posted everywhere from the Brenton-on-Sea turn-off from N2 just outside Knysna; community hall on the left before you enter Brenton) Started tomorrow, Friday, May 6 at 19:00, Saturday, May 7 at 09:00 till 17:00 with breaks inbetween and on Sunday, May 8 from 09:00 till 10:30 with koeksusters and scons afterwards. Entry absolutely free of charge. Bring your appetite for Him! For more information kindly contact Joanne Meyer at 083 624 1522.
ANOESCHKA VON MECK
00:30 (GMT+2), Thu, 05 May 2011
you will be directed to the registration page. Once you have completed the registration process, please return to this page.
Latest General News
Respect vegetation in sensitive areas
Tea garden for Alzheimer's TLC
New housing developments for 2015
Load shedding tonight
Tash and Tulip get happy ending
More General News >
Zim child minder jailed for 22 years
Boy shot dead in Mpuma protest
Travel Lives: A roof over one's head
Knysnomics: ROI, history and heritage
Respect vegetation in sensitive areas
More News >
New Zealand Dollar
Get your free daily horoscope + free daily forecast below.
Choose your zodiac sign:
March 21 - April 19
September 23 - October 22
April 20 - May 20
October 23 - November 21
May 21 - June 20
November 22 - December 21
June 21 - July 22
December 22 - January 19
July 23 - August 22
January 20 - February 18
August 23 - September 22
February 19 - March 20
Fifty Shades of Grey
When Anastasia Steele, a literature student, goes to interview the wealthy...
South African-made ensemble romantic comedy with 6 individual, interlinked...
The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s (David Oyelowo) historic struggle...
This remake of the 1981 favourite musical finds Annie (Quvenzhane Wallis),...
April, 1945. During the last months of WWII, a battle-hardened army...
More Movie Trailers >
Air hockey is one of everyone's favorite challenges! Represent your...
Mini Pool 3
This is the most advanced edition of the popular online version of Pool...
In this Digital Domino Game all the rules are the same as the real game....
The classic mind-wracking math puzzle game is now online! With a brad new...
More Games >
Are you investing in alternative energy solutions?
I'm a 64 year old man looking to meet women between the ages of 35 and 52.
I'm a 65 year old man looking to meet women between the ages of 45 and 70.
View more profiles...
I'm a 19 year old woman looking to meet men between the ages of 21 and 38.
I'm a 52 year old woman looking to meet men between the ages of 45 and 60.
View more profiles...
Copyright © 2015 Group Editors Co PTY Ltd t/a Knysna-Plett Herald