Last month you may remember that I challenged you to see a bigger picture of the world. A picture that included anyone that God might put in your path. Even complete strangers. Why? Because I believe God wants to use you to be a blessing to others.
A prime example of this is Robin Gau. You may remember her. She is the lady I met at TC Thompson Hospital in Chattanooga last month, who has an eight month old baby named Jaydon. Because of chronic lung disease, tracheomalacia, and pulmonary hypertension, Jaydon has never seen the outside world. He was born weighing only one pound ten ounces and has struggled all of his short life.
The day I met Robin the doctors had just told her that they did not think Jaydon had much of a chance to live. I just happened to be visiting someone else in the hospital where Jaydon was when Robin approached me as I was getting ready to leave and asked me if I would come and pray with her baby. Without any hesitation, I said “sure”, figuring this must be a divine appointment. Once I arrived at Jaydon’s bed, I felt compassion for the little guy. With tubes connected to him, I thought this is an opportunity for God to do a miracle. So I anointed him with oil, praying that if it was God’s will that he would be healed. After prayer, I gave Robin a few words of encouragement and then left not knowing what would happen. I was not even sure if I would ever see Robin or Jaydon again. But one thing I did know was that they were both in good hands, God’s hands, the best hands anyone could ever be in.
After having special prayer for Jaydon at church on Sabbath, the next week I got an email from Robin stating that since the anointing Jadyon had started to improve. His vital signs were so much better that the doctors eventually decided to move him out of critical care unit into his own room. Wow! Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow! And it gets even better! Just last week Robin told me that the doctors have given her the green light to take Jaydon home. Can you believe that? He will now be able to see the outside world for the first time. Isn’t God good?
As can be expected, Robin is rejoicing. She is so grateful to God. Every text she sends me ends with “Jesus Christ Saves Lives”. She has seen God’s mighty hand at work. This whole experience has brought her closer to God. Thanks to people like, Jeff and Tina Avery, she is now attending our church on Sabbath and enjoying fellowship with our church family. She is also attending the Unsealing Daniel’s Mysteries Seminar. Ardella Davis takes her home each evening. Just found out that Jaydon and her might be going to her home in McMinnville as early as next week. Please remember both of them in your prayers. They both have come a long ways.
What a story! Truly Jesus Christ does save lives! And just think He wants to use you and me to help others find that life in Him. I wonder, who might He be putting in your path today? Consider the following quote:
“All over the world men and women are looking wistfully to heaven. Prayers and tears and inquiries go up from souls longing for light, for grace, for the Holy Spirit. Many are on the verge of the kingdom, waiting only to be gathered in.”
- Acts of the Apostles, p. 109.
by Mickey Mallory, Pastor Standifer Gap Church