1 Peter 2:24 – Zach Miller’s Leg

Why did Zach Miller ask a doctor to save his leg on October 29?

Zach Miller, Chicago Bears’ Tight End, suffered a severe left leg injury against the Saints at the Superdome. Zach recalls hearing and feeling a “pop” in his leg. Although he knew something was wrong with his leg, his instinct was to hold on to the football as long as he could after making a play in the end zone.
When the team doctors came to look at Zach’s leg, they saw that he tore an artery vein and probably needed immediate surgery to save his leg. “I think just the first couple of days were the worst; just trying to understand it,” Zach said. “…worrying about that, wondering why, the what-ifs aren’t going to help. I’ve got to be able to accept it, and that was good.” Zach is currently recovering and he’s attempting to make a comeback next season.
The real jewel was that during his recovery, Zach met 16-year-old, Alex Ruiz who went through a similar injury. Unfortunately, Alex did not receive the urgent care that Zach did. The doctors had to amputate his leg. Through all this, Alex developed a sense of personal wholeness that involved both physical and emotional aspects of the human experience. Alex now helps Zach with getting through his recovery.
God used Alex as an inspiration and spiritual healer towards Zach. Alex accepted what happened to his leg, and through that, Zach was able to cope with what happened to his own leg. 1 Peter 2:24 reads “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.” It’s awesome that Zach and Alex were able to find each other in their times of need, and help each other. Is there anyone that you know of that you can help?

By David Robinson

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