My friend, Danielle taught me a valuable lesson when I visited her on Valentine’s Day: you appreciate each moment. She was stuck in the hospital missing church. Thirty one days earlier, she survived a horrific accident. She was driving down the highway, and a deer ran in front of her. She swerved the truck. The truck hit the medium turning upside down as Danielle crashed through the windshield. She suffered a broken spine and a stroke. Even though she did not wear a seatbelt, the truck exploded.
Danielle said, “When she did not use a seatbelt, she saved her own life”. She was dead for 30 minutes when EMT arrived at the scene.
Looking at Lazarus’s tomb, Jesus spoke life to this man who died four days ago. Lazarus’s family mourned his death. Jesus said, “Did I not tell you and promise you that if you would believe and rely on me, you would see the glory of God?” AMP John11:40. As Danielle described the accident writing sentences in her notepad with purple ink, I rejoiced. God not only resurrected my friend our church but also praised the Lord.
It is amazing when I looked down at Danielle who needed oxygen to breathe. Jesus still heals so the body of Christ can glorify God. Hallelujah! Writing in her notebook, she missed church and water. Suddenly my personal problems became small when I think how God watches over us.
Do you fret because you do don’t have the latest smart phone? All my problems faded away. Thought we live in a 24 hour society, you and I should celebrate the small things like attending church and spending time with family.
Lord when I get busy, please help me to focus on the word. If I have a dead areas in my life, show me how to speak.
And he went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every weakness and infirmity among the people. So the report of him spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all who were sick, those afflicted with various disease and torments, those under the power of demons, and epileptics, and paralyzed people, and he healed them. Matthew 4:23-24 AMP
Jesus ministry became popular when he healed people. Even as Danielle heals, please pray.
Further reading John 11:1-44