A woman suffering hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel on his cloak. She said to herself, “If only I can touch his cloak, I shall be cured.” Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, “Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you.” And from that hour the woman was cured. Matthew 9:20-22
This weekend I went on a Cursillo retreat. If you have not ever gone on one, you should. The power of the Holy Spirit was clearly present. And I felt God say clearly, “see how I gather my people?” It was healing and spiritual. I made new friends with whom I think I will have lasting relationships. I felt energized by the spirit. I can see the colors of the life more clearly. De Colores.
Because I was gone for 3 full days and did not use technology like we do at home, I was very unaware of the outside world. I prayed for Eva. I know I had many friends who did pray for her as well, both at Cursillo and all over the states and in other countries. Friends who placed her at the Lord’s feet.
When I came home, Eva had updated her facebook page with the following;
Rather than 90 days to live, I now have 24 months!! Also I have been approved for a new procedure not yet available at Vanderbilt called the Nano Knife. I will fly to Chicago …for an evaluation at one of the Cancer Centers of America. They have 13 other options doe me if that does not work. Thank you for all the prayers! I think they are working!!!
I can say without a doubt I know they are working. Believe in miracles and the power of prayer. She has more time with her husband and son. It looked hopeless just a short while ago, and now hope abounds. I want to thank each and everyone of you out there who have held this woman in your prayers. Please keep doing so. God is good all the time. All the time, God is good.
So glad to hear about Eva’s health! Did she receive the Sacrament of the Sick when she got the sacraments of initiation recently? Praise and glory to God for this great news, and His Holy Will. Eva (and you, and I and everybody) will live as long as Our Lord desires, but sometimes our path takes us through the valley of the shadow of death.
I know my mom recovered from many serious and life threatening illnesses after receiving the Sacrament of the Sick. Even in childhood (she was born in 1917) she recovered from serious illnesses by way of the Sacrament. For instance, as a child she had reoccurring ear infections, and when she was about 10 or so, both ears were so infected (this was before antibiotics) the doctor told her mother to call the priest (in effect, it was hopeless and she was going to die.) The priest came and gave her Extreme Unction. During the night her ears suddenly started to drain, and the infection cleared up in a day.
My mom had many (over 10 I think) such near brushes with death, when things looked very dire. But she lived to be 98!
In her last illness we had priests come and administer the Sacrament of the Sick, and I honestly hoped and believed that by the next day I would find her sitting up in bed asking for something to eat, because over the years I had seen her recover from things the doctors had no hope of her recovering from. (One time we took her to a cardiologist who had overseen her heart operation that unfortunately caused a severe stroke. He had not seen her in over two years after it. When we brought her in he said to her, “We thought you were a goner!” (Can you imagine a doctor saying that to a patient?) ) She lived another 13 years.
I have seen God do amazing things. No, not every prayer results in what we want. Lord knows I prayed long and hard that my mom would walk again, but she never did. But God gave me so much else, including the chance to serve her and love her the way she had loved me.
I’ll continue to pray for Eva. I beg God will give her time to raise that little boy, so that child may have a chance at Eternal Life.
You are right. God is good. Always.
Yes she received the Sacraments. Thank you for your continued prayers.
Susan, this was stunning…..stunning news! It brings to memory an old truth I learned so long ago – that when He gives, He REALLY gives.