Another Story of God's Work in our Family

T came to me one day and showed me something odd in his mouth. It was a tiny bump on the inside of his lower jaw right behind his front tooth. This was late January and we were gearing up for Regional Fine Arts competition in March. He was going to be singing with an ensemble and didn't want to take any chances on messing that up. I took him to the dentist in early February and would you believe what he said? He said that he had never seen anything like it before and that we should see an oral surgeon. By this time the bump had grown to about the size of a green pea.

Now I know what you are thinking by now, especially if you read my last post, "T has sure been through it!" Or maybe you are just thinking that he's a "lumpy, bumpy sort of guy"! LOL Regardless of what thought struck your mind as you read this, God worked another miracle in T's life.

After his competition in March, I began to try and find an oral surgeon. No one locally would accept our form of insurance and I was beginning to make calls to Springfield. My dear husband came home from work after I had made numerous calls one day and headed to the cabinet. He got our olive oil out and annointed T and prayed for him. Nothing happened immediately, but a few days later something did. The "bump" had grown to about the size of a Lima bean. It had not caused a lot of pain for T, but it was uncomfortable to say the least.

I was in another room when I heard T shouting from the bathroom. When I ran to see what he was yelling about he handed me what I thought looked like a reddish white "bean". Actually, it was the "bump" from his mouth! He's been messing with it as one would with a foreign object in his mouth and had twisted it off. There was no pain or blood, just another testimony of God's healing power.

It is amazing, isn't it? God's power to heal is amazing yet overwhelmingly questionable. When He chooses to heal, where and why He does or does not. There is no exact formula that we can follow or some infamous prayer we can recite to "make" God heal us. I do not understand why He chooses to heal and intervene and sometimes He does not. I only hope that I can continually trust Him. For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD. Isaiah 55:8 Then one of my favorite Scriptures says, For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11

One more testimony to God's healing power in the next post!