In the midst of this dire situation, the man saw his wife was in danger and handed their baby to his 8-year-old child. Once he rescued his wife, he looked at his daughter and saw “her arms were empty,” as the helpless baby had slipped into the water.
A moment of true hopelessness befell the family — but God was still there.
“He prayed and he asked God to send him his son,” Robertson said. “And he looks in the water and there’s a flash of white he saw in the darkness and it was his baby.”
The family, untrained in CPR, tried to revive the child, but to no avail. Once they reached land, they found a cave, built a fire, and tried to get warm as they mourned their baby boy.
Suddenly, they were stunned to hear the child making noise.
“A few minutes passed, and the baby starts coughing,” Robertson said. “They thought they lost him.”
In that moment, the Robertsons realized the little boy sitting near the man was that son — now older, alive, and well. That was just one of the powerful stories they heard along the way.
Robertson said some of the refugees in Greece are so transformed by the Gospel they take the radical step of returning to their home countries to help bring Jesus to their family members, friends, and loved ones.
Despite the death threats and chaos that follow, they push forward. It’s a truly remarkable story about the power of perseverance and the Gospel.
This story originally appeared on Faithwire.com.