My wife, Carol, waited on a customer at the Richmond Thomasville Store. The woman appeared to be in her mid-thirties and asked to see chairs for her family room. Carol showed her various leather and fabric upholstered chairs. The woman grimaced each time she sat in a chair. After the second or third time, Carol asked what was wrong with her.
The woman explained how she owned a business as a fitness trainer, but had twisted herself on one occasion causing severe back problems. Medical specialists stated she needed surgery to fuse two vertebrae together. The doctors felt she would walk okay after the operation, but would never again work as a fitness trainer.
Carol has an anointed gift of healing and always looks for opportunities to pray for people, even at work.
“Do you believe in the power of prayer?” said Carol, standing by the fabric wall in the design center.
The woman’s eyes lit up.
“Yes, I do.”
“Would you like me to pray for you?”
Carol touched the woman with her hand and quietly prayed for the woman. The woman thanked Carol for the prayer and then left.
Two months later, a smiling woman walked up to Carol at the store.
“Do you remember me?” asked the woman.
“Sort of,” said Carol, not really recognizing the vibrant woman.
“You prayed for my back.”
“Yes, I remember now. What happened?”
“After you prayed for me, I went home feeling a little better. But each day after that, I felt better and better until finally I was totally healed. No surgery! I’m working as a fitness trainer again. You prayer changed my life. Thanks.”
Carol and the woman hugged each other.
(Excerpt from The Hunt for Larry Who by Larry Nevenhoven, ©2014, Amazon eBook)
(Continued in Part 9…if you’re interested, the full series to date can be seen here.)