Donate His Organs?

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

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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2 Responses to Donate His Organs?

  1. Frank King says:

    It’s humbling for us, but we don’t know it all. As you said, there are mysteries that God has not shared with us. The issue of God healing some and others not receiving healing in this life is certainly one of those mysteries. But if we genuinely trust God to be just and holy, we need not understand everything about Him and His ways.

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