Listen to today’s devo!

I cried out to God for help. (Ps. 77:1)

My emotions surfaced when I saw a Facebook photo of Michele Henry, who was wearing a face mask, gloves, and a protective gown and hugging her husband, David, who was also wearing a face mask and dressed in a hospital gown. David was being rolled out in a hospital wheelchair.

David had been deathly ill with COVID-19. His case was so severe that a few days earlier the doctor had told Michele that people as sick as David do not survive.

The journey that David had been on was frightening, like being on a roller coaster. We wondered: Was he going to make it or not? Thousands of people all over the world had cried out to God to touch David, and he started to make daily progress toward regaining his health.

The good news finally came! He was better! The doctor marveled at David’s recovery, “I’m not saying that most people who are that sick don’t survive; I mean that no one that sick survives. It’s really quite miraculous!” David was then sent from Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne to Marion General Hospital for rehab. He was on the mend!

Michele wrote, “God has and continues to ‘touch’ him! My heart can hardly take it, but OH MY OH MY, I’ve never had a better hug in ALL my life! God did it!”

Give God the glory and thank him when he answers your prayers!

Jim “Umf” Lo is a professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, cross-cultural leader, intercessor, and author of several books published by Wesleyan Publishing House.

© 2021 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.

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