Day 37 – SO THANKFUL JESUS IS MY ROCK
Today’s thought is shared by Kerri Grinder…
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory…” (Ephesians 3:20)
February of 2012, my youngest son, Matt, was diagnosed with a tumor located at the base of his brain, compressing his spinal cord. The surgery to remove it carried numerous possibilities of complications that could have compromised the rest of Matt’s life, particularly if the tumor had grown into his spinal cord. We were terrified and desperate. I asked, no, I begged God to intervene. I begged Him to bless my Matt with healing and wholeness. I was very specific. I remember my exact words, “God, I know you can do anything. I KNOW you can. Please roll this tumor away from Matt’s spinal cord just as you rolled the stone away from the tomb. Lord, I KNOW you can.”
The day of the surgery began at 5:30am with Robert and Peggy Brown present. Brother Robert prayed over Matt before he went into surgery. For us, the day was long and unbearable. The Neurosurgeon came to the waiting room at the end of that long day. He said, “Folks, I don’t know what to tell you other than, God was most surely with Matt. It just doesn’t go this well. When I got to the tumor I worked on it and worked on it, removing it bit by bit. It was a very large tumor. And as I continued to work on it getting closer and closer to his spinal cord, I can’t explain it, but it just rolled into my hand. I’ve never seen anything like that before. I couldn’t believe it.” Tears silently rolled down my face as I shared my prayers with him. I knew exactly what had happened. God, our good, gracious and merciful Father, had answered my prayers for my Matt. To God be the glory! Praise God. Praise God!
Gracious Father, How could I ever find words to express the deepest gratitude of my heart? And yet, I thank you, once again, for the miracle of healing you granted Matt. Thank you for holding my hand through fearful, difficult days we all seem to face as we sojourn through this fallen world. Thank you for the beautiful display of Your power, which lends hope to all who hear of it. To God, alone, be the glory forever and ever. I KNOW you can do anything. I love you so very much. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
To God be the glory, Great things He hath done!