“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Ps 116:15
To all of us come the moment when our time on planet Earth is up. In these situations, supernatural healing will not happen. Remember that our days are already numbered before we are even born: “Your eyes saw me when I was inside the womb. All the days ordained for me were recorded in your scroll before one of them came into existence.” (Ps 139:16). After all, though we don’t always recognize this face, Heaven is our home and we are always longing for Heaven: “My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.” (Ps 84:2)
Even during these times, however, the grace of our Heavenly Father bestows us with peace, and sometimes even with miracles.
Cyrus’ mom was in the hospital in Nairobi. She was not doing well. We prayed for her and our Heavenly Father came to her rescue. Cyrus send us the following testimony: “I want to thank you immensely for standing with my Family in prayers. My mother has drastically improved. Can you imagine she had lost her speech, her walking capability and could hardly even hold her neck. We had almost given up and I remember one time I called a nurse to our house and she told me to prepare for the worst and to let go. I never gave up. I declared that my mother will be well again. She is now walking by Her own and is feeding very well. Her speech is back, she led us in praise and worship the other day.”
It was a reprieve, showing that our Heavenly Father loved Cyrus and his mom. However, her time to go home was within days. Although Cyrus Mother finally rested and was promoted to eternal Glory in August this year, Cyrus testimony about the healing power of God is such a powerful witness to what our Heavenly Father can do. Cyrus adds, “My Mom did not die, God healed Her from all the pain She was going through. She is in Heaven looking down on us and smiling at the pride of having children who took care of her, brought the pastors to pray for Her. Her last words on this earth was the following, Amen, Amen, Amen to a powerful prayer led by my sister Margaret. When she eventually breathed her last, she looked so much at rest and the doctor who was attending to Her who also is a believer told us the family: “Your mom is in Heaven. We doctors we know when a patient dies whether he/she are at peace with His maker or not. Your mom looks so much at peace. Let her rest in peace. And indeed we still have a testimony that our God reigns and we are blessed to have know our God.”
Even when death is at the door, peace will fill us up. Our Father is with us.
Not long ago, a member of our church ended a battle with stage 4 cancer throughout her body. She should have been in pain, but she wasn’t. She kept on smiling and giving hugs left and right. The day she went home, she was completely lucid. All of a sudden, she looked up to the heavens and her smile broadened. She raised up her arms towards the heavens, and then she passed on, happy to be with her Savior.
When our time comes, we can look forward to our home coming. That is where we belong, with the lover of our soul: “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 (NKJV)
What a glorious destiny! We have nothing to worry about! We are going home.
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