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Monday, January 27, 2014

Miracles Never Cease...

Today was a special day for our Pastor, Brother Myron, in Clarksville. He found out he had cancer last year and he is now officially cancer free! He arrived in Clarksville today after being in Texas at a hospital for the last 40 days! His faith is incredible and I have no doubt that his healing is because of God's work. 

When he started asking people to pray for him he shared with us a scripture, Mark 2:1-12. This scripture tells the story of a paralyzed man that was helped by four people. These friends knew that Jesus was in town and could heal this man, but the place where he was preaching was so crowded that they could not carry him in! They ended up carrying the man to the top of the roof and made a hole in the ceiling! After tying ropes to the edges of the man's mat, they lowered him down in front of Jesus so he could be healed. 

Brother Myron admitted to us that there was sometimes where he was in so much pain that he didn't want to pray, so he asked us to be a part of his rope team and lower him down to Jesus for healing. I can't tell you how many prayers were lifted up to him, but it was incredible! I've never heard of someone being healed so fast! 

There are some days when I want to believe that God isn't present in my life, and then these moments happen. Welcome Home Brother Myron, Welcome Home!

When Jesus returned to Capernaum several days later, the news spread quickly that he was back home. Soon the house where he was staying was so packed with visitors that there was no more room, even outside the door. While he was preaching God’s word to them, four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a mat. They couldn’t bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, so they dug a hole through the roof above his head. Then they lowered the man on his mat, right down in front of Jesus. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.”
But some of the teachers of religious law who were sitting there thought to themselves, “What is he saying? This is blasphemy! Only God can forgive sins!”
Jesus knew immediately what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you question this in your hearts? Is it easier to say to the paralyzed man ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk’? So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!”
And the man jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God, exclaiming, “We’ve never seen anything like this before!” (Mark 2:1-12)

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