Monday, July 23, 2012

Compassion Flowing

courtesy of

During the 1970’s our church was using different methods to encourage new members to visit our church. 

A volunteer group went door to door with flyers inviting our neighbors to a dinner at our church on Saturday.  A few neighbors responded including a young couple who told us they would like to visit our church the next day which was Sunday.

Sunday arrived, and the young couple brought their three year old son who had never walked.  His legs were like wet spaghetti with no muscle or strength.  The father of the child raised his hand and asked permission to bring the child forward for prayer. 

What happened next – was a wave of COMPASSION struck Pastor Herring and he was filled with the Holy Spirit.  Our Pastor sat down on the altar bench and took the boy onto his lap with the boy facing the congregation. 

Pastor Herring placed each hand on the back of the boys legs just below his knees and his legs began to quiver as muscle formed and his legs filled out. 

The Pastor called for the boy’s mother to come and assist the child to walk. 

Holding the boys hand, the mother and our pastor walked him back to where the Grandmother sat with tears flowing down her face.  As you can imagine, the people were shouting praises to God. 

The boy was healed and strange as it seems, not a prayer was made - - only love, and Compassion and the Holy Spirit flowing out to do the work of a creative miracle. 

The couple became regular attendants of our church and the miracle boy would run and play.  

Our pastor is older now, and during his many years as a pastor, he continues to tell this wonderful story of God’s love.  Although he has seen God heal and answer prayer many times, he has never experienced anything that miraculous happening again. 

Mystery of Mysteries!    May we be a yielded vessel and allow God’s miracle power of love and compassion to flow though us - - for we are His church. 

This post has been linked with Jenn at: Mercy Mondays

Also shared at: “Tell Me a True Story”


  1. Hallelujah! What an awesome testament of God's compassion and how powerful it is when we allow The Holy Spirit's compassion to flow through us.

    Years ago, I was in a shopping mall minding my own business and there was a mom there with her daughter who was severely pigeon-toed. Compassion flowed through me - I sat there crying; wanting to go over and lay hands on her. I kept asking The LORD for a "sign" if that is what He wanted me to do. No "sign" came. Eventually, the mother and daughter moved on. I was grieved that I didn't act. I shared the story with Jane Haile, my mentor, and she brought me to The Scriptures. Over and over the verses said, "Jesus was moved with compassion".

    I had my sign - it was compassion. I just didn't know it.

    What a grand lesson I learned. I'm so glad your Pastor acted on the compassion he felt. Hallelujah for that!

  2. I have goose bumps. God chooses His time and places, it's good people like you and the others that get to witness it. I also wrote a post today on of all things... miracles. I'm tellin' you I have goosebumps... We both know it's not a coincidence...

    1. Amen and Amen, Floyd. I can't wait to read, but it will have to be later, as i'm heading off to Bible study.

      Thanks, again, Hazel for writing about such things. We need to do it more often!

  3. What a timely post! God is working all the time and we need to tell it. He is is The Great I Am!!

  4. First off I want to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question that I'd like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing. I have had a difficult time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out there. I do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints? Thanks!
    Feel free to visit my webpage ... margarita machine

    1. Dear Anonymous, Ordinarily if a person gives a comment using anonymous is a message that is only trying to advertise their product such as your machine to make margaritas. In your case, I give you the benefit of the doubt and will answer that when I write, I pray to Jesus and ask him to help me remember the stories he wants me to write. Be sure you are rested, and have not been drinking margaritas (or beer or such) so that your mind is not fuzzy. I am what some call a non-drinker and not a drug user either. These will cloud your mind and although you feel relaxed it is a falso security. Placing your trust in Jesus Christ will assure you a place in heaven. Believe that he died for you, rose from the dead and will come into your life if you invite him into your heart. Do return to read my other posts when you have a moment.

  5. Glory to God! This is a very inspiring story. God is Great! Thank you for sharing.

  6. This makes me want to jump up and shout and praise Him. Not an unusual response for me when I read your posts!!!!

  7. I have been so blessed to see and receive miraculous healing. Not like what you described, but sometimes not a whole lot different. One of my present-day distresses is that I am connected to so few who are involved in healing and deliverance, both of which are miraculous.

    In our past years, healing could only be accomplished by our Lord... the health system wasn't anything similar to today. When I read "Power of the Blood" by Whyte or "Visions Beyond the Veil" by Baker, they make me have my heart filled more and more with those wonderful healings.

    You really got me going again, Hazel. Thanks.

  8. That is truly amazing! God never ceases to take us by surprise, does He? And then I wonder why I'm surprised...He's just being Himself.

  9. This is my first time on your blog, Hazel. And what a Spirit filled first time it is for me, as I read this story. It has often been said that when compassion flows, great miracles follow.

    What a remarkable story of a creative miracle this is. I truly believe in the miraculous power of our great God.


  10. What a wonderful illustration of God working through a group of people to bring healing to this boy. I find myself wondering what work God had planned for this boy to do in his life.

  11. Hello there, I discovered your web site by means of Google even as looking for
    a similar subject, your site got here up, it seems to be good.

    I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, simply changed into aware of your blog thru Google, and found that it is truly informative.
    I'm going to be careful for brussels. I'll be grateful if you continue this in future.
    Numerous other folks might be benefited from your writing.
    Also visit my web page ... dunhill black cigarettes

    1. Not to offend, and I hope you truely read my story and benefited from it. I usually do not allow anonymous comments as they tend to be advertising

  12. WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for lucky strike cigarettes
    My web blog lucky strike cigarettes discontinued

  13. I really like it when people get together and share opinions.
    Great site, continue the good work!
    Check out my blog post :: ozone 5

  14. I think this is one of the most important info for me. And i am glad reading your article.

    But wanna remark on some general things, The site style is wonderful,
    the articles is really great : D. Good job, cheers
    my webpage - how to increase height faster

  15. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment
    didn't show up. Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again.
    Anyway, just wanted to say wonderful blog!
    Here is my web site - winston xs blue

  16. Nice post. I used to be checking continuously this weblog and I
    am inspired! Extremely helpful information specifically the
    last section :) I care for such information much.
    I used to be seeking this certain info for a long time.

    Thanks and good luck.
    My weblog ... kent blue

  17. I'm more than happy to find this site. I want to to thank you for your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely liked every part of it and I have you saved to fav to see new stuff in your web site.
    Also visit my page :: phone that you know a boy likes you

    1. I don't know why google search pulled up so many advertising sites. I do hope you benefited from my post

  18. Terrific article! That is the type of information that are meant to
    be shared around the net. Shame on Google for now not positioning this
    put up upper! Come on over and discuss with my web site .

    Thank you =)
    My blog post ... buy cheap newport cigarettes online

  19. This is a topic that is near to my heart... Many thanks!

    Where are your contact details though?
    Review my webpage ; greenhouse kits

  20. Good article. I certainly appreciate this site. Thanks!
    Also visit my homepage eye exercise

  21. Pretty element of content. I simply stumbled upon your web
    site and in accession capital to claim that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your weblog
    posts. Anyway I'll be subscribing to your augment and even I success you get entry to persistently quickly.
    Review my blog ; pall mall cigarette

  22. Hello! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to give it a look.
    I'm definitely loving the information. I'm book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Wonderful blog and excellent style and design.
    My blog : Asunto Turkista

  23. I really like what you guys are usually up too.
    This kind of clever work and exposure! Keep up the excellent works guys I've you guys to blogroll.
    Check out my weblog : Asunnot Antalyassa

  24. I believe that those posting comments as anonymous are hopeing to advertise their site. Their comments are not showing that they actually read my post. My hope is that they will read the post and benefit from it.

  25. Great work! That is the kind of information that are supposed to be
    shared around the net. Disgrace on Google for no longer positioning this post higher!
    Come on over and seek advice from my website .
    Thanks =)
    My blog post ; Antalya Real estate

  26. Marvelous, what a weblog it is! This blog presents valuable
    information to us, keep it up.
    Also visit my web-site ... lägenhet i Bodrum

  27. Somebody essentially lend a hand to make significantly posts I would state.
    This is the first time I frequented your website page and
    to this point? I amazed with the research you made to create this particular publish incredible.
    Wonderful task!
    Look at my web page : Apartments for sale in Bodrum

  28. Woah! I'm really enjoying the template/theme of this website. It's simple,
    yet effective. A lot of times it's hard to get that "perfect balance" between superb usability and appearance. I must say that you've done a awesome job with this.
    In addition, the blog loads extremely fast for me on Chrome.
    Excellent Blog!
    Here is my homepage - Alanya lägenheter till salu

  29. Whoa! This blog looks exactly like my old one!
    It's on a entirely different subject but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Great choice of colors!
    Here is my web site ; marlboro smooth review

  30. I simply couldn't go away your website prior to suggesting that I really enjoyed the standard information an individual supply to your guests? Is gonna be back continuously in order to investigate cross-check new posts
    Also visit my blog post - camel menthol silvers

  31. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon on
    a daily basis. It's always interesting to read content from other writers and practice a little something from other web sites.
    My web site > buy youtube views

  32. Hello everyone, it's my first visit at this site, and piece of writing is actually fruitful in support of me, keep up posting such content.
    my web site > how to get rid of acne scars

  33. Greetings from Los angeles! I'm bored at work so I decided to browse your website on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the information you present here and can't wait to take a look when I get home.

    I'm shocked at how quick your blog loaded on my mobile .. I'm not
    even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, fantastic site!
    Look at my blog post ;

  34. Thanks for the marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you
    happen to be a great author. I will remember to bookmark your blog and will often
    come back someday. I want to encourage you to continue your great writing, have a nice holiday weekend!
    my website: wealthy working from

  35. Hey there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I genuinely enjoy reading through your articles.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same subjects?

    Many thanks!
    Feel free to surf my webpage : skin bleaching cream

  36. An interesting discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you ought to write more on this subject matter,
    it may not be a taboo subject but typically people do not talk about such topics.
    To the next! Best wishes!!
    Here is my site : tattoo removal

  37. Great article! We will be linking to this particularly great article on
    our site. Keep up the good writing.
    Also visit my webpage : how to get rid of a zit overnight

  38. It is actually a great and useful piece of information.
    I'm glad that you just shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.
    Also see my web site :: online photography

  39. I hardly comment, however i did some searching and wound up here "Compassion Flowing".

    And I actually do have 2 questions for you if
    it's allright. Could it be only me or does it look like a few of the responses look like they are written by brain dead visitors? :-P And, if you are posting on additional online sites, I'd like to follow
    everything new you have to post. Could you list of the complete urls of your social
    pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?
    Feel free to surf my webpage ;

  40. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our
    community. Your site offered us with valuable info to work on.
    You have done a formidable job and our whole community will
    be grateful to you.
    Also see my web page >

  41. Ahaa, its fastidious conversation on the topic of this article here at
    this website, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting here.
    Feel free to surf my page : prevent Acne

  42. Hi, its nice piece of writing regarding media print, we all understand media is a wonderful source of facts.
    My web-site :


How to leave a comment - Select Name/Url and enter your Name in the name box.. (do not enter anything in the URL box) Be sure to click the box - I am not a robot.