FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas teenager claims he saw Jesus seconds before he was revived.
Zack Clements, 17, collapsed last week while running during P.E. class at Victory Life Academy in Brownwood, Texas. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors worked to revive him.
Clements was without a heartbeat for 20 minutes, according to CBS Dallas/Fort Worth. He was eventually airlifted to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth where he would not wake up until several days later.
While his quick recovery has been hard to believe, the story he is telling is equally amazing.
“When I was out those 20 minutes, I saw a man who had long ruffled hair and kind of a thick beard, and it didn’t take me long to realize that that was Jesus,” Clements said.
His family is convinced it was a miracle.
“I went up to him and he put his hand on my shoulder and he told me everything would be alright and not to worry,” he said.
The boy’s father, Billy Clements, said he knows it’s a difficult story to believe, but it’s the only thing that makes sense.
“For him to wake up and tell us something he experienced like that. It’s just you can’t explain it. It’s not humanly possible to explain it,” said Billy Clements.