The ‘Miracle’ On 9th Street In Ocean City, New Jersey
If you don’t believe in miracles … you just might after reading about this recent moment of truth … that could easily have ended disastrously. So many things had to go right for it not to end in death.
This is not hyperbole. This is a true story.
The Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguards were already done for the day, when a courageous young man, Jesse Stokes acted with no regard for his own life and displayed great heroism.
Because of the decisive actions taken by Jesse Stokes, we can (instead) report about a wonderful, feel good story with a very happy ending.
Stokes’ Grandmother Marie called-in today, on-air and told us about this amazing story involving effective, split-second action taken by her Grandson, Jesse.
Marie made it clear that her Grandson has sought no publicity or glory whatsoever for his brave act, which saved another person’s life during a challenging riptide in the Atlantic Ocean, at 9th Street in Ocean City.
When Marie told Jesse that she discussed his rescue effort with me on-air and that we would be following-up with this article … Jesse’s first comment was:
“Mention The Lord, Mention The Lord.” This is how Jesse lives his life on a daily basis.
“Another family was also there enjoying the beautiful day.”
Jesse heard them yelling for help and saw two young men (brothers) in distress out in the ocean. One of them was holding onto the rocks, and his brother was being swept under the water near by, apparently caught in a riptide,” said Marie.
“I believe that the Lord placed Jesse on the beach that day to save that young man.”
“I think God will use Jesse in many ways as he goes forward in his career to be in the Lord's service.
“As you know, this could have had a tragic ending with two deaths by drowning.”"Thank you Lord, for my grandson Jesse, the day he was born this world indeed became a better place,” said Marie.
“Jesse runs a small little landscaping business in order to pay for his tuition.He lives in Linwood.”“He has a heart for the youth in his community and has been allowed to give the message of the gospel at Mainland Regional High School, many times.”“Jesse does this through an organization, the Foundation of Christian Athletes,” said Marie.