What a blessing to hear a family member share her testimony before an audience of Bible students. After many years, Lauri’s story remains a vivid memory in our family’s history.
During a large holiday gathering, her 3-year old son Jack was found at the bottom of the pool, purple and lifeless. CPR was started immediately. The paramedics were able to get his heart beating, but not his breathing. He was put on life-support at the hospital. His parents were told his chance of recovery would diminish if he did not awaken within 24 hours.
Three days later there had been no change. He was still on life support when the doctor asked Lauri if she would consider organ donation. What? Lauri was not ready to give up hope!
When the doctor left the room she took hold of little Jack’s hands and poured out her heart to God, begging Him to restore his life. Seconds later Jack opened his eyes and tried to talk. The respirator was quickly removed and the next day they took him home, recovered!
I praise God when I look at Jack today, now grown, healthy and raising a family of his own. He is living proof that God is still a God of miracles.
Yet what about Emily, the precious 7-year-old who succumbed to cancer despite countless prayers? Little Emily loved the Lord Jesus.
I believe she is in His arms today, perhaps more alive than any of us still walking the earth. Moreover, her parents are still able to praise God and trust Him.
Why are some healed and some taken? I don’t know. There are many mysteries God has not yet revealed to us. Must He?
What we do know is that God is holy and just. He desires that we know Him, love Him, obey Him and trust Him to be faithful. I want to do that.
- I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death… Philippians 3:10
- If you love me, keep my commands. John 14:15
- And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
- THE PARALYTIC – By Kathleen – Words taken from Mark 2
This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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