January 31, 2022
MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!
Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. An Archbishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches with a Ph.D., Rev. Wise relates his interviews with persons who experienced the touch of God.
PERSISTENCE PRAYER PAYS OFF
Recently I began a new writing project exploring the work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the clergyman who became a spy against the Nazis in World War II. Fascinating story. Against that backdrop, a friend sent me the following story. Richard wanted me to know what had occurred.
A Men’s Fellowship Group in Grace Lutheran Church had been meeting regularly for some time. In the course of events, they began studying Bonhoeffer’s classic book Life Together. This book was developed out of the hidden seminary Bonhoeffer conducted for the Confessing Church after Hitler took over the state church. Hidden in the woods, the German theologian describes how scripture envisions a church where people care for each other under all circumstances and call for the ultimate commitment to their “life together.”
The Grace Lutheran Men’s Fellowship always read some Old and New Testament passages and then began prayers of intercession. Following the prayer time, they began talking and sharing their experiences.
One of the group related his wife’s medical problems. (Let’s call her Doris for anonymity sake) She had developed an onset of throat polyes causing her voice to keep changing. With two children under twelve-years of age, the family became highly concerned for her health. An appointment was made with a specialist to attempt to correct what was occurring.
The Men’s Fellowship also started to be become concerned. After all, their study of Life Together called for a radical commitment to each other and sensitivity to their personal problems. Could their prayers make a difference for Doris? Would it be possible to intervene and help?
The men believed the Bible called for intervention and promised the “laying on of hands” could make a difference. The men felt they should act and called Doris to come in where they could personally pray for her. Five of the men gathered around her in the sanctuary of the church and began interceding. As they prayed fervently, the men followed the biblical guidelines to put their hands on her neck and body. The session finished and they all went home.
Several days later, Doris’s husband called the group. The polyes had completely disappeared. The condition was gone!
Five years later, Richard happened to meet Doris in a store. Her healing continued to be complete. She still believed.
Think about it. Might be something you’d want to explore.
Remember to expect the unexpected.
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