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Gospel Musician Mickey Holiday's Pain like a Freight Train

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Pinellas Park, FL

“Felt like a freight train I hit," said Mickey Holiday. 

“So, I got back up and walked over there, there was like an inch difference, a crack in the cement, but it was violent.”

80-year-old gospel musician and song writer Mickey Holiday had been on his daily walk in September 2020, when he tripped and hit his head hard on the sidewalk. The lump on his head was sizeable and bleeding.  

Mickey said, “Someone came up and said, 'Can I get you some ice water?' [reply] 'Oh no no no, I’m okay,' but I was really hurt.”

Mickey made his way back to his apartment to lie down, and the headaches started. He went to his computer and looked up concussion where he saw a number of worrisome symptoms.

“There were all kinds of possibilities of what happened, your brain bleeding,” said Mickey.

And others like dizziness and memory loss. Although concerned, he wasn’t interested in seeing a doctor or taking pain medications.

“I haven’t had aspirin in many years. I just decided to not take all that stuff.”

Then, after a week of intense headaches, he started having bouts of dizziness.

Mickey said, “There was one point I crawled on all fours just to get around my room. But the fear grew in me, what could have happened?”

Mickey immediately began praying for healing as the pain and dizziness kept him from enjoying life, especially playing music. As fear and discouragement tried to command his thoughts in the coming weeks, he fought back with words of faith from Scripture.

“No weapon formed against me shall prosper. I will not die but live and declare the works of the Lord,” said Mickey. 

At one point, he asked his pastor to anoint him with oil and pray.

says call for the elders of the church and have them anoint you with oil and pray for you that you be healed,” said Mickey. “That’s not a new verse it’s been there forever.”

Then on November 6th, two months after he fell, Mickey was watching The 700 Club Interactive show when the hosts, Gordon Robertson and Terry Meeuwsen, started praying for viewers. He heard Terry say...

“There’s someone, you’ve fallen, you’ve tripped, you’ve stumbled over some kind of uneven ground, but the damage from that has been unbelievable. And you’re so discouraged. God is healing every single thing you’re facing right now. In Jesus’ name, be restored and made whole.”

Mickey said, “That’s me, she’s talking about me!”

The headaches, the dizziness – all of it went away immediately and soon Mickey was back to his daily walks and making music for the Lord.

“I feel great!”

Mickey said, “People respond to me about this and say I’m glad you’re feeling better. I am too, but that’s not the point. The point is God spoke to a woman on a tv show and He spoke directly to my situation, that’s the point. That’s the miracle.”

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Danielle Thompson

Ever since high school, Danielle has been finding ways to tell stories for the screen. She hopes her work inspires others with messages of truth and grace. In addition to CBN, her media work includes films, documentaries, and most recently a music video. Living in her native state of Georgia, she is married to Adam, and they have one daughter.