Matt Crowe humbly and transparently shares the incredible journey of transformation he experienced after a mountain biking accident left him an “incomplete quadriplegic” (one finger still twitched).
Matt transparently describes the 20 minutes alone on the ground when he realized he couldn’t move his arms or legs. He vulnerably shares how he and his wife faced the prospect of him forever being a quadriplegic. Matt also emphasizes the power of prayer and community and describes the amazing miracle of his recovery, which 100 spine surgeons have said was not possible based on his x-rays.
Crowe takes us through several stages of the transformation process described in Romans 5:3-4 “So we glory in our suffering, because we know suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”–Suffering, Perseverance, Character, Hope. With each stage, Matt offers his experiences, some reflections, as well as key questions to consider. He also shares what has become the most difficult question of all.
Matt explains how his relationship with God, particularly the Holy Spirit, was transformed through his experience. His story is a testament to God’s love and the way God can use a life to minister to others.
Matt’s talk (which ends at 34:20) is followed by comments from Chip Skowron based on his orthopedic training and experience as well as an extended Q&A.
A PDF of Matt’s slide presentation is available below.