“Jesus, give me strength.” That was the prayer of a 75 year old man before he saved a 2 year old girl, Esther, who fell from a height of about 6 meters at Fazenda Rio Grande, in the Metropolitan Region of Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
According to the explanation of the girl’s mother, Franciele, the event occurred at the moment she went to take out the garbage in the Jardim Eucalyptus neighborhood. When she was outside the door, she saw her daughter hanging from the balcony of the house.
Cry for help
His João, known as Baiano, was in his house downstairs and heard Franciele’s cry for help. He went out into the backyard and managed to catch the girl in time, preventing her from being injured.
“The only thing I thought about at that moment was Jesus, give me strength,” said the old man to Balanço Geral Curitiba’s report.
“I’m happy with life because God gave me the strength to save her”, he continued.
“I didn’t see her born, but I saw her reborn. It was God who helped me and gave me the strength to hold on to it,” he added.
The little girl’s mother indicated that Her John went out into the yard in time after hearing God’s direction. They are both neighbors and congregate in the same church.
“He had put water in it to make coffee, and God touched his heart in it: go to the window. He went to the window and saw me running, asking for help. When he looked up he saw my daughter hanging. As he reported, he asked God for help. He had to act very quickly. I think it was God who helped him, to give him that strength,” concluded Franciele.