We have an amazing God who interacts with our lives all the time. He is not a distant God ‘somewhere out there’. He is a present God ‘right at the centre’ of life. He made us ‘body, mind and soul’ and wants to engage with us at every level. He is in the business of saving souls, transforming minds and healing bodies. Yet not every soul will be saved, not every mind will be transformed, not every body will be healed.
He responds when we pray. He moves in relation to our faith. But we don’t always see the answers that we expect because God’s ways are not our ways and his thoughts are not our thoughts.
We have produced a booklet in which there are real life stories from people at Ebenezer Church. So they are ‘our’ stories. You will read of the joy of miraculous healing on one hand and yet on the other hand the struggle of what seems at times like unanswered prayer. Some stories speak of a healing event and others of a healing process.
In the end, you cannot help but reach this conclusion: God heals today. He has done so in the lives of the people writing these stories. This means he can do so in your life. When, how and what the healing looks like will be different in every case. We are learning that God works in partnership with us and so he uses our praying, our faith, our knowledge and the gifts he has given us. Don’t be surprised when he uses the medical profession to bring about our healing. Don’t be surprised when he defies what the medical experts tell us.
There are future stories yet to be written that will be included in further booklets. When your story is ready to be told, please speak to someone on the Church Leadership Team, or to Sue Allan to whom we are grateful for compiling these testimonies.
Download 'Healing Testimonies' booklet (February 2011)