Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Carpel Tunnel & the Waitress

Some time ago, my wife and youngest daughter ate at a Lonestar restaurant in a town near us. The lady waiting on us was very sweet (common in this part of the world). But I noticed she had a wrap around her wrist. She waited on us and I noticed she favored that wrist quite a bit so I could tell it was in pain. After she took our drink orders I told my wife, "I'm gonna ask about her wrist." So when she returned to get our food orders, we ordered, but then before she left, I asked, "I see you have a wrap on your wrist. Does it hurt you?" She said, "Oh yes. In fact I really couldn't work very well with it the last few days. Everybody tells me I'll probably have to have surgery on it eventually." I said, "Perhaps not," and smiled at her. She smiled back and asked, "What do you mean?" I said, "Well, I believe Jesus wants to heal your wrist. Do you mind if I pray for it?" She said, "Right now?" I said, "Of course. It'll only take a second." So she agreed.

A simple prayer and a mustard seed-sized faith is all it takes. I put both hands on her wrist and just said, "In Jesus' Name I command this wrist to be restored. Jesus bore all your pain." As usual, I felt nothing, but asked anyway, "Do you feel that heating up or tingling?" Her eyes widened, "Oh my God. I really feel something! How...?" Tears welled up a little. "Try it out." She said, "I can already tell you as soon as you prayed the pain left." But she began to move it. "Wow! That used to tingle. I can't believe this."

She thanked me. She kept the wrap on because she said it still felt weak. But before we left the restaurant she thanked me again and showed me how much mobility she had with it without pain.

Amen. Jesus heals them all... as we go about our normal daily lives... let Him do His loving work. Even if nothing happens right away, you have still been obedient to His call and shown the other person His love.

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