Monday, April 1, 2013
Memorial Box Monday: "I Prayed"
It has been quite awhile since I have posted a Memorial Box Monday post, linking up with Linny over at A Place Called Simplicity. Memorial Box Monday was created by Linny as a way to remember what God has done for us. The stories we share remind us of God's faithfulness and provision. To learn more about it, read the posts others have shared, or link up your own stop over and visit her.
My story I am re-posting takes us back many years to a time when we had a young family.
We were stationed in The Philippine Islands where Joel was forecasting weather for Air Force Pilots. It was 1975 and we were getting to know our second daughter N. whom we adopted when she was 4 months old. She brought great joy into our family and we were excited to bring home a new sister. Along with N. came a number of health problems including staph. She had boils from the staph infection that filled her body, which often gave her fevers of 104-106. Three of us contracted the infection and were dealing with boils ourselves. Boils of this type do not come to a "head" and would need to opened with a knife and drained. A painful procedure.
Our 5 year old daughter, B. ended up with a boil in the corner of her eye. Once it was ready to be lanced we took her into the ER at the base hospital for the procedure. We were concerned how this would go since it was in such a delicate area. We prayed for her before the doctors took her in to the surgical room, but truthfully we expected to hear her cries and waited with some anxiety.
When they brought her back out to us, the boil was gone and she was doing just fine. We asked B. if it hurt when they lanced the boil. She replied, "No." This worried mom probed a bit deeper...."Did it hurt at all?" I asked. Her reply humbled us. "No, mommy, it did not hurt. I knew it wouldn't because I prayed, Mommy. I prayed it would not hurt."
Her parents were humbled.
Often boils come back in the same areas and refill with infectious puss. This one did not. It was gone for good. The pain non-existent and the boil healed by our loving God.
God is our provider. He provides healing, restoration, financial needs, and yes painless lancing of a boil on the eye. God is faithful. He hears our prayers. He answers, and we rejoice!