You know when you stay up at night and imagine yourself saving someones’ life? You picture yourself being heroic and brave and then being humble in front of the cameras.
Well, Eric Bishop did that last night. You might know him as Jamie Foxx. The Oscar-wining-actor who was raised Baptist and participated in his church choir during his youth. The guy who after saving a drunk driver from a burning vehicle, posted this on his Instagram:
“Met the father of the young man from last night today. This is all that matters. That a man, a son, a brother’s life was spared last night. God had his arms wrapped around all of us… No heroes… Just happy fathers.”
Foxx shared details of the frightening rescue, in which he and another passerby reportedly got Kyle out of his seat belt and dragged him 30 feet away from the burning vehicle.
“I told [Kyle] as we were talking, I said, ‘Listen,’ as I’m getting him out, ‘You gotta help me get you out ’cause I don’t want to have to leave you,'” Foxx recalled. “I said, ‘You got angels around you. You have angels around you.‘ I kept saying this.”
Foxx also opened up about the man who assisted in rescuing Kyle, who the actor only referred to by his first name, Christian.
“I said [to Christian], ‘That’s God doing something right now,'” Foxx shared. “We’ll sit up one day and have some waters and talk about it.”
I agree. God was doing something. Giving Brett Kyle a second chance at life. And I love that His grace is shown via Jamie Foxx for the world to see.
Brad Kyle (the Dad) said he had been shown surveillance video of the crash scene, and he saw several cars passing by without helping.
“I just kept watching it and going ‘My God, my God, he didn’t have to do a thing,’ ” Kyle said, breaking into tears as he spoke. “I think we all hope that we can do something when the time is there. But the question is, do we act or do we fear for our own life?”
“I don’t look at it as heroic, I look at it, like, you just had to do something and it all just worked out,” Foxx told reporters at a press conference outside his home.
The time might come for us to trust God in a crazy situation. And the question is, “Do we act or do we fear for our own life?”
I hope I have the courage of Jamie Foxx to know that in that kind of scenario, God has his arms wrapped around all of us.
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