Monday, August 16 2021
Behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, "My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live." Matthew 9:18
Years ago someone called me about an infant who had died and the mother wanted to have a little service for the child. I came and we prayed and I left feeling sorry for the young mother. The next call I received was concerning the mother who's kidneys failed and they wanted me to come and pray for her, which I did.
When I entered the ICU she was on a vent and as yellow as a lemon, clinically dead. I prayed and then went into the family room where the Doctor was explaining to her parents that there was no hope for her. The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said go back in and pray again and so I did but didn't see any change and left in faith that God had it under control!
Like many of my experiences praying for people over the years as the scripture states, "These signs will follow them that believe." And so it was that usually I didn't get to witness the miracles that followed my prayers! A day or so later I received the report that the young mother was healed and left the hospital. Praise God!
When Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd wailing, He said to them, "Make room for the girl is not dead, but sleeping." And they ridiculed Him. But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. Matthew 9:23-25