Recently, our Family Relations Team delivered much needed items, from couches to a computer, to a very precious family (you can read more about them here). While we were there, Amber (the mother) told me that she was in pain. My compassion sensors went off, and I asked her what was hurting her.
Amber said when she was in the 7th grade, she was diagnosed with scoliosis, a curvature of the spine. Throughout her life, this condition has caused her great discomfort. Recently, however, the pain had become excruciating. Amber made a trip to the doctor and was informed that her left hip was shorter than her right hip. She would need to begin immediate treatment to relieve some of the pain.
I was so sorry to hear about this…yet excited inside because I knew God, my loving Father, was up to something BIG! He had just proven to her how much He loved her and her family by providing things that they needed…FREE of charge! Little did she know, that He is also known as Jehovah Rapha…the Lord Who heals you, the Lord Who is your HEALTH. I told her I would be back to pray for her because Jesus wanted to heal her. She looked at me with bewilderment but said ok.
A few days later, Papa Joe and I went back to pray with them and bring encouragement. We shared the Gospel of Jesus with them…it was their first time hearing the “Good News!” After sharing some of our personal testimony we ended with prayer. After I prayed, the power of God was so prominent I could barely stand. I asked her if she felt anything and she said, “YESSS, I felt something unscrewing out of my hip!!!! And the pain left…it is GONE!!!” She just giggled, and tears of joy streamed down her face. She kept saying she couldn’t believe what just happened. I told her that she just experienced the miraculous power of JESUS! I was delighted to then share with her how much she is cherished and valued in the heart of a loving Father. We praise you, Lord!!
A few days later, I received a letter from Amber. Here is an excerpt:
“…I have never experienced anything like that before. When you commanded all the pain in my back and hips to be gone, I felt the Spirt come over me. I felt awesome. I cried, thanking Jesus, because he lifted me up to stand up straight!! I felt where the pain was, where it should have been, and there was nothing! How could that be possible? It was like…just a few seconds ago…pain was creeping up my hip to my back, and then out of nowhere, poof!! I feel where the pain was, in its place, is the most amazing feeling! I went the whole day…not once did I take a pain pill or have to sit down. Not once did I complain! I feel awesome, and I thank God! God used you to heal me!! And I thank you, for letting God use you to get to me! I am hooked on the line of Jesus, REEL ME IN! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!”
Thank you, Lord!! She is sooo on fire and ready to learn more about JESUS! She now wants to tell the world about what Jesus has done for her. Praise His holy, matchless Name!!!!
Selah: I stand in awe of God’s love…it’s ultimately unconditional. His love extends to all who will be open to receive it…it seems crazy to reject free gifts.