Last week, evangelist Dr. Phil Kidd and his wife got in a really awful car accident. I’m happy to say they’re both going to be okay (even if the car is totaled). What’s really fascinating, though, is how they’re talking about it.
Here’s Phil Kidd in True Evangelist form:
This is what my new Jaguar looked like Sunday night after rolling 4 1/2 times at 65 miles an hour down the interstate.. BUT LISTEN TO THIS…It never messed up my hair. It never unbuttoned my suit coat. It never even moved my Mont Blonc pen from my shirt pocket.
Sheltered In The Arms Of God…
Glad to hear his hair wasn’t messed up. That would’ve been tragic. Too bad his pastoral Jaguar didn’t make it. (And wait till you see how much those fancy pens cost…)
You get the picture, though. God protected them! God left them untouched! God is so good!
And then you read the message posted by his wife Leslie Kidd:
I cannot thank all my friends & family enough for the constant prayers. I saw the spinal surgeon on Tuesday afternoon and I have a fracture in my C-6 & C-7 vertebrae. I will be in a neck brace for at least the next 6 weeks. There is some swelling in my left shoulder causing numbness and tingling down my arm. He said it would go away with time. I am semi-confined to the house and I am not allowed to drive. I thank God we are both alive and able to walk, talk, and move around. After a Dr. visit yesterday, I was able to go to the towing lot and see my car. It is truly a miracle that we walked away. Joann is here and taking good care of us. Our church family is also going beyond the call of duty to make sure we are taken care of. Many of you have messaged me and I am thankful. (For the first days it hurt to talk or just listen). I have read them all and am grateful. Please continue to pray for us.
Again, I’m glad she’ll eventually be okay… but, um, makes you want to re-read what her husband wrote, doesn’t it?
Darrell at Stuff Fundies Like asks the obvious questions:
… why would any decent human being brag about their hair not being messed up when their wife has serious and painful injuries? Was she not sheltered in the arms of God or does she just really not matter?
Maybe Phil’s giant ego functioned as an additional airbag.