During this Christmas week, I would like to encourage you with a testimony from one of our crusades. What Jesus did for Elizabeth Davis, He can do for you. Over and over again, my team and I bear witness to the fact that we serve a God of miracle-working firepower. He is well able – more than able – to dispel whatever dark thing is tormenting you or your family. Today, believe in Him! Let the story below fill your heart with hope as we draw closer to the start of yet another year. It is going to be a good year, a glorious year – a year exploding with miracles.
A BOLD REQUEST
Elizabeth gave her testimony with shy dignity. Spectacles perched on her nose and twinkling eyes peeking out beneath a beige woolen hat, she resembled the typical grandmother – gentle, softly spoken, face wrinkled from decades of smiles and sorrows.
“My name is sister Elizabeth,” she began, “and God healed me tonight.” A domestic worker by occupation, Elizabeth has spent her life scrubbing floors and polishing brass. For the past five years, a problematic knee had transformed her work into an agonizing challenge. Countless hospital visits could not identify the problem, and with finances scarce, Elizabeth was left to self-medicate with ice-packs. In addition, she had been dealing with a constant onslaught of migraines for the past four years. So aggressive were the attacks, that pain tablets offered no relief. As the sole breadwinner for four children and eleven grandchildren, her poor health threatened not only her job, but the livelihood of her entire family. “Tough, tough, very tough” are the words she used to describe her situation. Hearing of the upcoming crusade, her heart surged with hope. “I am going to ask God for a new body!” she had joked with the lady she works for. This was her prayer. Bold, perhaps. Audacious, maybe. Impossible? Certainly not! We serve a God of the impossible, who eagerly answers the heart cries of his children.
Finally the day came. As Elizabeth entered the crusade venue, her aching knee and throbbing head offered constant reminders of her great need. Although weak in body, her heart surged with faith. Towards the end of the service, an invitation was made for those in need of healing to come to the front for prayer. One of many, Elizabeth came forward with keen expectancy. She was prayed for – and the miracle happened. Slowly, gently, the agonizing pain melted away. She bent her knee, she twisted her head. Both were perfect. Entirely perfect. “God gave me a new body!” she exclaimed. “I asked God for a new body, and that’s what he gave me – a whole new body! God did a miracle in my life tonight. I can now use this testimony to bring other people to Jesus.” One lady. One miracle. The livelihood of a family saved. A community rejoicing. Thank you precious Jesus, how wondrous You are!