A dying man got his last wish of getting baptized in front of his family only days before passing away.
All his life, Thomas Roberts was a staunch atheist. But after reaching the final stages of lung cancer, he had a huge change of heart.
While still a patient at the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital, Thomas decided he wanted a fully submerged water baptism as he knew his time was very limited.
Seeing as Thomas was wheelchair bound and dependent on oxygen, getting his final wish fulfilled was quite a challenge.
Fortunately, the dedicated team at the hospital didn’t let anything stop them from helping this man give his life to God in an amazing way.
With his family and a number of his caregivers at the hospital surrounding him, Thomas was removed from oxygen for just a few moments and lowered into the pool at the rehabilitation center.
Corey Agricola, the chaplain at the hospital who helped fulfill Thomas’s wish to give his life to God, revealed, “I have served in the ministry over 20 years and seven of those at UAB. This is the greatest day of my career.”
“Thomas, you never thought you would preach a sermon in your life; but you preached today. You made an impact on people who you do not even know.” Agricola told Thomas.
“It brings me complete comfort and peace because I know where he is going now. I don’t have to worry about it. Now there will be great joy just knowing where he is going. He is at peace. He was born again. You could see that on his face after the baptism. He was born again.” Thomas’ sister, Gina Gibson, said.
Just a few days after his baptism, Thomas lost his battle to lung cancer.
We are glad Thomas encountered God’s salvation and can take comfort in knowing he gave his life to God and is now resting pain-free.