As we all know too well, not every story has a happy ending. So I thought we could use one.
If you follow me on social media*, you may have seen some posts about my friend Jerry. Jerry recently went through a three-month “to hell and back” battle with the virus, with double pneumonia. I have asked for prayer for Jerry’s healing several times. Jerry is a well-known man of God in his community, so lots of people were praying for him. He was in and out of hospitals and rehabs, and at times things did not look promising. When he did finally go home, he was on oxygen and using a walker. Reports about him did not sound good. We certainly did not think Jerry would ever be the same.
The thing is, Jerry is 90 years young. He was full of life, had a skip in his step, and served the Lord with fervor. But let’s be real – at that age, if someone makes it through the virus, we may not expect them to come back to full health. To be honest, I imagined he would look frail. We truly didn’t imagine he would ever drive again. Or especially, blow the shofar, as he did so often.
Perhaps we underestimated God. Perhaps we underestimated the power of prayer.
For God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. Ephesians 3:20 NKJV
This past week, my friend Del and I had Jerry on our radio show, Seeds of Hope. Wow – is he ever a seed of hope!
Then Friday night, we had the amazing privilege of seeing and hearing him blow the shofar – with every bit of power in his lungs as he ever had! Everyone was celebrating!
And by the way, he looks every bit as healthy as he ever did, and he drove himself to the event!
If you’d like to hear more of Jerry’s story, straight from Jerry himself, have a listen/watch here: Planet Vero/Seeds of Hope
Or if you’re not on Facebook, you can access it on Youtube here.
I hope his miracle gives you hope!
Let’s eat healthy, build our immune system and strengthen our lungs, and by all means, surround ourselves with prayer warriors.
To God be the glory,
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