On July 10, Gray’s wife, Aventer, shared that the Gray family needed a miracle, because the Saddle pulmonary embolism’s position could shift and end John’s life.
“The doctor said that people have come into the hospital dead with this exact scenario he walked in with,” she wrote.
As the days passed, Aventer gave encouraging updates regarding her husband’s health and recovery while crediting God for everything moving in the right direction. She said, “It was the prayers of the righteous that availed.”
In his post, Gray quoted Psalm 103:1-3, then said, “The devil wanted me to die in this bed…THIS BED! This bed was supposed to be my end. Pull the sheet over my head and wheel me to the morgue. This bed, where I entertained my deepest fears, regrets, and triumphs, was supposed to be the period-A life ended, but unfinished.”
“But GOD. Glory! Hallelujah,” Gray said. ”As I wave goodbye to this bed, I say GOD THANK YOU FOR SAVING AND SPARING MY LIFE! Yes, I have a long way to go, but I’m not dead–so that’s a great start!”
Gray thanked the doctors, nurses, specialists, and staff at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama, and the Northside Hospital Gwinnett, saying, “Y’all did your diligence, imaging, testing, checking that monitor, never let me sleep! Lol, but it’s exactly what was needed to preserve my life. Thank you. Because of prayer and an amazing medical team, I am on course for a COMPLETE recovery–my family and I are indebted to you all for your love and care.”
The pastor also thanked everyone who “bombarded heaven” with prayer, especially his Relentless Church family.
Gray shared that he needs rest and to hit a number of health benchmarks, but he’s getting stronger.
Gray said that his wife and children made him fight to stay here on this earth.
“You will have your own post when my words catch up to your supernatural strength and faith during this life or death moment,” Gray said to Aventer. ”I love you with all I have and with all I have left.”
Gray concluded his post by saying, “I love y’all, now since I can’t shout. Can y’all help me shout? I’M OUTTTTT!”