Blog 240

April 6, 2022


Robert L. 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.


Scripture talks about “gifts of the Spirit,” meaning divinely imparted abilities to be a channel of the power of God. The passing centuries have been filled with stories of devout people who have been conveyors of that grace. Bernadette Soubirous, Kathryn Kuhlman, Oral Roberts, John Wesley, the three children at Fatima, on and on. They were all ordinary people who develop extraordinary ministries.  When we have a problem or a need, often it’s helpful to seek out such persons.

Robert Waller found this fact to be true when his wife heard of such a ministry over the television.  Here’s the story.

According to his doctors, Richard Waller was just a few short years away from permanent dependence upon a wheelchair and a pacemaker to assist his ever-weakening body and heart. He was living in constant chronic pain, suffering from two prolapsed disks, spina bifida, degenerative disc disorder, sciatica, arthritis, calcium deposits, and a heart condition called, arterial fibrillation. His wife, Jacqueline, had prayed for his healing, but his condition only grew worse.

Richard, who makes his living as a carpenter, found the pain with which he was suffering made it nearly impossible for him to work. As his condition worsened even picking up or playing with his small daughter became almost impossible. Richard underwent many types of treatments over the years, some very costly, to escape the pain. He used chiropractic methods and even facet joint injections, in which large syringes full of potent steroids were guided via live X-ray directly into his spine. All of his efforts provided little relief.

Jacqueline was surfing television stations, she came across the God TV channel; this was a surprise to her since they had never subscribed to it. Andrew’ Womack ‘s program happened to be broadcasting at the time. She decided to listen to what Andrew had to say. When Richard came home from work, she shared what she had found. Richard and Jacqueline decided that they wanted to attend one of Andrew’s meetings. Following the meeting, Richard made his way to the platform to meet with a prayer minister. He happened to connect with Andrew’s worship leader, Charlie LeBlanc. Richard gave Charlie the full run down of his extensive list of ailments.      

“There’s nothing too big for God, and we’re going to work on that right now,” Charlie responded without hesitation. Charlie prayed, Richard received.

When Richard headed back to his seat, he still felt pain, but when his wife asked him how it went, he responded, “I’m healed. Everything—I’m healed.”

The following morning, Richard noticed that he didn’t have to get out of bed in his usual way. He had become accustomed to rolling over onto his stomach, sliding down feet first onto the floor and resting on his knees, and then slowly mustering up the strength to push himself up off the bed into a standing position. It was at this moment that he fully realized he was completely healed.

Today, with a new lease on life, Richard is extremely active. He loves mountain biking, skiing and of course spending time with his wife and ten-year-old daughter.

The point? Some people have the gifts to be agents of a divine touch. If you are struggling, look for a church with such a ministry.

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