Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ten Pounds Over Night

The Doctor was speaking, “Your daughter will be dead very soon if we don’t get her to a hospital immediately.”

For several months our daughter had not been able to keep much food down. Weight loss and pain in her joints finally sent us to the doctor. He immediately made arrangements for her admittance to the hospital. Without delay, the hospital put her on an IV and assigned a specialist to determine a diagnosis!

Our Pastor was called and a visiting evangelist was asked to go and pray for my daughter. He did not pray - - but rather he walked triumphantly into her room of gloom, as he made several scripture declarations. The minister then wrote each scripture reference on his business card and gave it to her.

Because she was so emaciated, the hospital had weighed our daughter several times a day to document her weight. They were monitoring her very carefully. The following morning as they weighed her, she had, amazingly, gained ten pounds!

Right away the nurse called for a different scale. “This one must be broken,” they surmised. The new scale arrived and unwaveringly revealed that this new weight was correct. Indeed, our daughter had dramatically gained ten pounds overnight! Our daughter did not appear healed, but to us, this remarkable weight gain was a signal that God was at work in her life, and that she would not die!

Soon the specialist made a diagnosis and a treatment was prescribed. She recovered strength, and has been able to live a semi-normal life. Later, she married and was even able to present us with a beautiful granddaughter.

Jesus was not against doctors, because He selected one to be a disciple along with the other eleven. We are thankful for doctors who have wisdom to offer help and assistance to those who suffer. Jesus healed many during His ministry and we know He is the same today and that He is still in the healing business.

At times it is tough to understand why some who are sick, are completely healed whereas others must endure treatment. One of these days, all our questions will be answered, and God will wipe away all our tears. His promise is that; He will never leave us or forsake us!

Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.

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