Monday, May 10, 2010

08-May-2010 (Sat) - New Knee Mind Freak

OK, I must say, this was one of the most fun encounters with Jesus I've ever had; very powerful and personal. Recently, my youngest daughter (Kayla) got engaged to a pretty incredible young man (Cody) [see Cody & Kayla in pic right]. Cody is headed for Navy boot camp in August. But Jesus did a mind job on him this past Saturday. It started out like this:

One of my other daughters (Kimberly's) friend (Rachel) was getting married Saturday evening. So my girls and wife were all gone to the church early to help Rachel's wedding crowd get ready with hair & makeup and such. So I was home alone. I mowed my lawn and decided to wash my car and vacuum it before leaving. Cody was planning on going to the wedding too, but he was going to ride with me. So I invited him over so we could spend some time together beforehand.

When he showed up I was washing my car and we began talking. He revealed to me that he almost didn't qualify for the Navy simply because he had hurt his knee about 3 years ago. He told me his knee was very painful. He was even concerned about standing at attention in the military because in order to stand, he has to put most, if not all his weight on his good leg. This makes him slightly lean. Also, he couldn't climb stairs without pain, nor was he able to jump or kick a soccer ball. Kayla had explained some of this to me, and had requested that I pray for him, but I didn't know the half of it.

Now, Cody was present once when Kayla's knee was healed from a dancing injury (see here). I asked him about that. He said, "Yeah, that was pretty freaky to me." I said, "Are you ready to be freaked out again?" He wasn't sure what I meant. I offered to pray for his knee. He thought about it for a minute and then said, "Let's try it; what could it hurt?" I said, "Exactly. Now get ready because this is really gonna freak you out. Something is going to happen and you're gonna feel it. It's gonna be good!" He said he was ready.

I bent down and placed my hands on his knee and commanded it to be made well in Jesus' Name. Then I stood up and asked, "What's going on?" He had a very surprised look on his face, but said, "It's getting hot!" I assured him that was good. He began to freak out a little. He started walking around with his face in his hands, and then on his knee. He said, "Oh my God, it is pulling to one side." I wanted to see. He pulled his jeans tight over his kneecap and no sooner had he done that than I saw his kneecap shift 3 times to the left! Each time he let out a little, "Oh!" I've never seen anything like that before. Go Jesus!

He said it barely hurt a little... so I prayed again and rebuked pain. BAM! All pain was gone instantly he said. He said, "I can't believe this. I don't know what to say. I'm gonna cry." I told him that was alright and assured him that it was OK to cry if he needed to, but I could tell he really didn't want to cry in front of me. So I said, "Cody, it's OK, man. Jesus loves you. Tell you what, you just go out into the yard there and you and God deal with it. No worries." He said, "I'm gonna have to do that." So he walked out into the yard and dealt with it. I continued vacuuming my car.

He came back after some time and still couldn't talk about it. Just sentence fragments came out, "I can't believe... how could this happen?... what is going on?... oh man... I have no place in my mind for this...", etc. I hugged him and patted him on the back, "It's OK man. Jesus doesn't care about many things you think He cares about. He just loves you."

He had no pain at all. He told me he walked up my deck stairs without pain. He told me he jumped up and down on it in they yard... again, no pain. He said he squatted down in the yard... no pain. He told me he couldn't make it hurt no matter what he did.

Yesterday (Sun, 09-May-2010), he went with us over to my mom's for Mother's Day, and he played out in the yard with Kayla and her cousins and my sister, TammyC. After that, we all went to see Iron Man 2. Then after that he came up and said he wanted to tell me something else. He told me that I didn't really realize how dramatic this was for him. He said he had just resigned himself to this injury for the rest of his life. He figured he'd never be able to play like he did yesterday, ever again. He said, "I kicked a soccer ball over the roof of your mom's house! No pain!"

Jesus is so wonderful, I can't even describe the joy I feel right now, both for me (because doing the works of Jesus is an absolute blast) and for Cody... because Jesus surprised him with a healing he never thought he'd get! I love them both.


  1. That's an outstanding story, Greg!

  2. It really is! Jesus really messed Cody up pretty good. He's been coming to the house a lot lately, and he still really has trouble talking about it. It moved him so much; and his heart is still tender from a touch from the Living God. He said he still felt some stuff moving around in his knee still. But he has had no pain at all and no hindrance to doing anything he wanted to do with that knee. Jesus is amazing... and my favorite part... He's REAL.

  3. Hi Greg, may I ask you to pray for my knees through skype? My e-mail adress is I hope you can contact me through it when you are avaliable. Thx.

  4. Hi Aspi, I'm not on Skype very much at all, but I will certainly look for you on there. I believe Jesus will heal your knees. It belongs to you because of what Jesus has done.