Friday, March 26, 2010
Healing - Amazing God!
Today begins the last step before we can put our house on the market - the financing. Our MONEY-LADY called before 9am this morning to get a few last details before she sends it off to the lenders to see who bites. I hope they think we TASTE-GOOD!
I am all over the place today. I should go grocery shopping but I'm waiting for THE phone call. I should clean up but I am tired of cleaning! I decided instead to go out and take care of the chickens early this morning, take the dog for a walk, have a CUP-OF-TEA and then GET-GOING whether I feel like it or not.
Before I do I am nearly busting with NEWS-OF-ANOTHER-SORT. We have been praying for years about moving but we have been praying with equal or perhaps more passionate fervency for God to heal my DH of Muscular Dystrophy. Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is a genetic degenerative muscle wasting disease. He was officially diagnosed about 6 years ago and it helped to make some sense of the things that had happened over his lifetime. He has always been unable to lift his right arm above his head but in the past few years he has also had an increasingly difficult time walking up and down stairs, stepping off curbs and walking on uneven ground. Running has not been possible for many years. You never realize how inaccessible the world is until you are faced with a disability. I could start a PERSONAL-CRUSADE for hand railings and elevators!
BUT GOD. Everything changes when God gets involved! BIG NEWS FLASH - We went to a healing service last weekend and DH received a partial healing!!! He went for a jog around the church (last time was over 6 years ago!) he is climbing stairs without hauling himself up with his arms, he can get up from a crouched position by himself without holding on to anything!!! There is still more healing needed but we are both OVER-THE-MOON with JOY!
It immediately reminded me of the Bible passage in Mark 8:22-25
22They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. 23He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man's eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, "Do you see anything?" 24He looked up and said, "I see people; they look like trees walking around." 25Once more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
We want to see more than trees - we want to see PEOPLE! I'll keep you posted.
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