A man in Salt Lake City, Utah was hit by a car after taking Elder Yoon Hwan Choi’s advice to always look up too literally. Elder Yoon Hwan Choi, a member of the quorum of the seventy, spoke during the Sunday morning session of general conference last weekend.
During his talk, which can be found here, Elder Choi talked about how when we look around with our temporal eyes, we see nothing but inconvenience and sorrow. But if we look up, we can see divine blessings. Elder Choi challenged members to look up more to see the blessings in our lives.
One man named Jack Miller took this quite literally, and decided to only look up. As a result, he was hit by a car when he didn’t look both ways. Miller is now recovering in the salt lake region medical center with his wife at his side. According to doctors, his injuries weren’t too severe.
“Jack always takes everything literally. He tried eating the Book of Mormon when he read second Nephi 31:20 because it said you would gain eternal life if you feasted upon the words of Christ. That was a very fun one to have to explain to the doctors.” Jack’s wife told us.
“I know this may sound stupid, but I figured the Lord would protect me if I followed the words of his prophets. After pondering about this for a few minutes I realized this was the lord blessing me. Now I am always looking up since I am laying in this hospital bed.” Jack said.
When Jack’s bishop heard about the incident, he took the opportunity to remind all of the members in his ward to pray about the messages they heard in conference and to exercise both faith and common sense in their daily lives.