Yet another opportunity came my way a few days ago to think on the goodness of God. I had received an email from a lady from our church asking for prayer because was ill and on sick leave. I spoke to someone else on the phone later and asked them to call the person up and pray with her for her healing. They replied that they had already prayed with her on the Tuesday. I said, half joking ‘yes, but this time call her and pray with her on my behalf, the anointing will be even stronger’; then I added ‘she must be healed and be in church on Sunday’. They acquiesced.
A few minutes later, the phone rang and it was my ‘pray-er’ who excitedly told me they had good news for me, the sick person had immediately felt all pain leave her body. We rejoiced and were even more encouraged as we saw her show up in church on Sunday. The other day, the person who had been ill , visibly moved, shared her astonishment that God would heal her so since her relationship with God at this time is not quite what it ought to be, she did not understand why God healed her.
Indeed, we do not understand why He saved us; we have done nothing to deserve anything we have in Him; His love, His tenderness, His favour are released when He finds someone who accepts to be His hand and His voice, someone who accepts to hold people close in His name, to love people in His name, to pray for their healing in His name, to feed them…..