This week we went to a retirement home, where the residents don’t have family who can regularly take care of them. When we first arrived,
the Lord pointed out a woman and told me “She is blind.”
At first I just went around praying for different people. But later when we were wrapping up the prayers, the Lord told me to ask if any of them needed healing. When my translator asked them, every hand in the room shot up. I was drawn immediately to the lady who God had highlighted to me earlier. I had my translator ask her what was wrong with her. She said, “I’m blind.” I laid my hands on her eyes and began to pray for her. My translator asked her every few minutes if there was any change. She responded again and again, “Maybe a little.” I kept praying, but it was time to leave, so I told the woman it was a blessing to meet her. She lifted her face to me and said, “My family have all left – but today was such a blessing, because today I have gained a daughter.”
The Lord continues to blow me away. He didn’t ask me to pray for this lady to be healed.
He pointed her out to me because she needed to know His love.
Would it have been amazing if she had been healed physically? Of course. But that’s not the greatest miracle of all. The greatest miracle the Lord has ever given is His LOVE! “If I speak God’s word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain ‘Jump!’ and it jumps, but don’t love, I am nothing.” I Corinthians 13:2
A few days later we went back and i saw that woman again. I told her “Your new daughter is back!” She smiled and stroked my hand with hers. She began to tell me how blessed she is, she told me “I may be blind but I have great friends here. I wouldn’t be able to get around by myself but they guide me to my bed each night and help me get dressed in the morning. I am very LOVED.”
She was a whole new woman, eyes opened to the beauty of God’s love.
Written By Emma Protis
Compassion DTS Student