Blog 278

February 6, 2023


Rev. Robert L. Wise, PhD 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.


Recently while going through by files, I ran across a letter from Vicki Leonard in Sacramento, California. Vicki had been part of a mission I brought to Christ Community Church several decades ago. At the time she had been struggling with curvature of the spine and deterioration of the muscles in her legs. The result was on-going back pain.

Vicki came forward so the team could pray for her. After the intercessions, I asked Vicki if she felt anything. Even though she hesitantly said, “I don’t know,” she had felt warmth surge through her body with the love being so strong during the service. She called it a ‘warm glow.’ When Vicki returned to her seat, she realized that the pain on one side of her back was gone and did not return.

When Vicki was quite small, she had an extremely serious problem that the prayers of her parents and friends had been significant in returning Vicki to normal health and the ability to walk. She knew healing was possible. However, she struggled with understanding what had occurred back then. Vicki wasn’t sure how to understand the work of the Holy Spirit.

The night at Christ Community Church I talked about who the Holy Spirit is and how this presence of God often works. Following the talk, what happened when Vicki came and knelt in prayer?

The clouds in her thinking had disappeared. The mystery became faith. When she came forward, Vicki was ready to be open to a deeper work of the Holy Spirit. She was prepared to receive what God had for her.

As I read her letter, I realized again how often confusion or misinformation can disrupt the blessing that God is sending to people in need. Moreover, I was reminded of how the intervention of God can take time and work in steps that build on each other. Some times the healing can take hours or days to be completed. Finally, I am reminded of the difference the results can make when someone else prays for us. A team of several people can move a mountain! Vickie reminds us to be patient and be open to what our heavenly Father wants to give us.         

And remember miracles never cease!

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