Monday, July 23, 2012

Compassion Flowing

Compassion
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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” http://letmetelluastory.blogspot.com/

46 comments:

  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!

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  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...

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    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!

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

    Blessings
    Lidia

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