When I was about 6 or seven my grandmother drove 75 miles every Sunday to take me to church. She made a huge impact on my life. One year later our preacher announced he was moving churches. It was devastating! We mourned and cried, but we eventually settled that feeling.
A month later our church burnt down to the ground. Then, if that was not bad enough the church members started blaming each other. So, the thought was planted in my mind that that is what church is all about. Our church went into a split and every Sunday we would have a new preacher.
So, I stopped going to church. I figured that I could fuss and fight with people at home!!! I was nine years old when I stopped going. I went on through my 6th grade year and then, came to the summer part, the part all kids are supposed to enjoy. It was the worst summer of my entire life.
My mom passed out one day. She went to the doctor and was told she had carbon monoxide poisoning. Well, that was okay. The doctor said he could cure it. Later test revealed she had eosinophilic granulomatosis, short for lung disease. It scared my whole family to death. They gave her three years to live.
It was that feeling of wanting to do everything with her during those three years, but every time you looked at her you wanted to cry. It was horrible. At night I would cry myself to sleep almost every night. I did not have any one to talk to her because my dad was always gone, so I just cried myself to sleep.
One of my friends invited me to a movie night, and so being bored at home I went. At the movie night they talked about God’s healing power. This is the night I got saved. It was a wonderful feeling and that night I prayed to God that he would heal her. I prayed it over and over. The next few doctor visits were the same news.
Then one day she came home, and her x-rays were clear. She had no lung disease! It was awesome. God works in so many wonderful ways. Our minds cannot contain his blessings. Jesus is so wonderful!!