By David Short
“Hold that ambulance!” I called, rushing toward the red shirted EMT. “Please let me pray for her before you leave,” I asked.
The EMT stuck his head inside the ambulance door. “Someone here would like to pray for you. Is that ok?”
Stepping aside the EMT motioned me toward the ambulance. As I rounded the door I saw one of our church ladies strapped on the gurney, IV in her arm, headed to Tulsa for what her doctor said would be certain surgery. Tears springing to her eyes she exclaimed, “Oh, thank goodness you got here. I was so hoping to see you before I left!”
My wife and I touched her ankles, the only part of her body we could reach, and said a simple prayer for God’s protection on the ride and for his intervention in her condition. We went home that night, planning and fully expecting to attend the waiting room the next morning at the hospital in Tulsa.
The next morning when I arrived she was in x-ray. When I returned after lunch, she was sitting in her bed eating for the first time in three days. She had a big smile on her face, and told me she felt great. “Jesus loves me!” she exclaimed. “They have found absolutely no blockage and I am getting ready to go home!”
The doctor was amazed, and could not understand how quickly the test showed there was absolutely no blockage, when just the night before the test results distinctly showed there was a blockage. She told him she knew what happened. “Jesus loves me!” He was confused and so was her family. “I am truly blessed,” she said. “This is the second healing this year that Jesus has performed in my body.”
What an awesome and mighty God we serve, who is able to do for us more than we can even imagine! Jesus truly does love us, and cares about each and every one of us.
I am reminded of an old song that says,
He was wounded for our transgressions.
He was bruised for our iniquities.
Surely He bore our sorrows,
and by His stripes we are healed.
The Bible says, “For God so loved the world…” (John 3:16) that He was beaten to the point of death. By the stripes that He bore we can claim our healing. He didn’t die in vain. People are still reaping the benefits of the love of God.
Paul was so convinced of the love of God that he penned these words, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who I ov ed me, and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
What confidence we can have in Jesus. Jesus loves me this I know. I truly, truly know.
The above article, “Jesus Loves Me!” is written by David Short. The article was excerpted from the Oklahoma District Beacon.
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