Imagine walking down 78 flights of stairs – that’s 1,463 individual stairs. Now imagine you are in imminent danger as you walk, unsure whether you’ll be able to make it out of the building before it collapses or goes up in flames. As you walk, you start to smell the heavy stench of jet fuel, making it hard to take each breath. Now, in addition to all of that, imagine that you happen to be blind.
This was the reality for Michael Hingson on September 11, 2001, the day the World Trade Center collapsed. Hingson made it through this traumatic experience with the help of his guide dog, with the teamwork of others on the stairs, and most importantly with help from God. He says what got him through the toughest part of that day was when he literally heard God’s voice speaking to him. Continue reading