There is a word that is used quite often in our culture. The word is “unbelievable.” Whenever something of an unusual nature occurs we hear “unbelievable!” or “no way!” The story you are about to read is “believable” and the Lord himself has made “a way.” We know this is news that will make you smile.
Saturday night and Sunday were torturous for Katy. Without warning her fingers and toes would begin to curl up and her entire body would be gripped by what we call a “charley horse.” This continued happening into the night Saturday so I set a timer to go off every three hours to get up and give Katy muscle relaxers to keep her half-way comfortable. On Sunday afternoon, in spite of how drugged she was, and how little sleep we had, we prepared for our Sunday night small group. Katy complained of muscle pulling and back pain so we sat her in a comfortable padded chair near the table where we were having our Bible study.
Only one other couple in our small group could come Sunday night, which is very unusual. However, they brought their visiting friends from North Carolina to join us for the evening. Their friends are happy grandparents to seventeen grandchildren. He is also a retired surgeon, who spent four of his years in medicine doctoring in Afghanistan. He also served on several medical missions teams to Haiti and Uganda in recent years. He takes his wife along with him, and as he ministers to the sick, she witnesses to the lost.
As our prayer time started, I looked at Katy and saw that she was in trouble. Her hands and arms had curled and she couldn’t move her jaw to speak. Our guest looked over and in a quiet, very gentle voice said, “I’ve seen this before. Katy is having a reaction to too much calcium in her bloodstream. She needs magnesium.” He took his fingers and tapped along her jaw line and asked if it hurt. She shook her head to indicate that it did. I went to the cabinet and found magnesium capsules, broke one open, and we began to work it into her mouth. After about an hour she was able to “uncurl,” open her eyes, and talk to us!
After that I watched for signs of muscle tightening and gave her more magnesium right away. The difference in Katy today is remarkable. She has been enjoying the past few hours and rode with me over to the hospital to pick Paul Burton up at the end of his work day. After all those times she suffered with that problem in the presence of medical people, no one had identified it because it is so unusual. Lab tests did not reveal the imbalance.
I am very sure that when our guests packed for their trip to Virginia, they had no idea how the Lord would use them. Many people have been praying for Katy. They have prayed that “a doctor” would be able to figure out what was wrong when her symptoms were so unusual. On a Sunday evening, in our own home, the Lord brought a stranger to our door who had the answer for us. This is the first time we have ever heard of a doctor making a house call on a Sunday evening, sent by the Lord. We thank Jim and Lynda for inviting them, we thank their friends for coming, and we thank all of you prayer warriors who BELIEVE! Therefore I tell you whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24Comments: