In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. He was present originally with God. All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. And the Light shines on in the darkness , for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].
John 1:1-5 Amp.
There are a lot of reasons why I believe that Chris is healed, and we will start to see this more and more in his body. I would like to share with you one of those reasons today. Of course, there are many obvious texts in the Bible on healing, where Jesus Himself healed people, the apostles healed people, and there are many current testimonies in this day of healings happening. What I want to share with you today is a bit different. It is an insight the Father has been speaking to me about, and it has to do with the Beginning.
We have had many poignant prayer times surrounding this time in our lives. Times of intensity, fervor, passion, shouts for help, tears, quietness, and reflection. One of these times, I was gathered with a few of my girlfriends in our church's prayer room, and I began to sing, almost hum a melody that came deep from my spirit. It was a song I had never sung before, but God was speaking to me. I began to see (in my mind's eye) an image of an ancient garden. A place where ground was being cultivated, rich earth was being tilled, cared for, and being ready to bring forth something new. I saw the Father's hands plant seeds. It was a place of protection, where nothing could harm it, no weeds, disasters, storms, anything that could snatch those seeds. All I felt was a sense of peace, absence of fear, and a great love intertwined. I began singing words as well, yet I don't remember what they were. I know now, that I was seeing the Beginning. The place where Chris was first called into being, dreamed about, talked about, and enjoyed. Where every cell was created, every bone put into place, every sound from his voice. This was his start (our start too). This was the place where it all started….communion with our Creator, a place of harmony, and no separation.
I have reflected on this often, and I believe the Lord showed me this to show me what truly is…the greatest reality. This is the place that Jesus came to redeem….the plan that God had in mind from the Beginning. It all started in a garden. Since that night, I have been able to have similar times of prayer over Chris, and others have unknowingly prayed similar prayers. If you are considering the story of someone' s life, don't you always start at the Beginning? That is what I have felt the Holy Spirit prompting me to do. Remember the Beginning, remember I have had a plan all along, remember I see and know all the details, and I am working them out for your good.
As we pray, let us pray from this place of faith. That our Creator is so mind-full of us. That He sees all of our intricate needs and knows how to fix them. That He has had a plan all along, and He wants, more than we do, to see it through.
I want to leave you with one last illustration. Last Christmas, we gave Sophie her first, own "big-girl" Bible. It is lavender with pink and orange flowers on it, of course. The moment we gave it to her, she began to try and read what it said, reading it as if she knew what it said, and soaking up every page, every word. Sophie is five years old, in kindergarten, and is just now learning how to read. No one told her to love her Bible, she just does. I was having a conversation about this with my mom last night. She said Sophie brought her Bible to church with her yesterday, and they were in the car trying to find some words in it Sophie could actually read. My mom showed her, "God is love." They looked through it together some more, and Sophie said, "this book is very special to me." Why, in particular, is it a special book? It is alive, and it has been with us from the beginning…1 Peter calls it the incorruptible seed. We all have this "seed" inside of us. We have the Word of God and can call it forth anytime. This word has been one of our greatest treasures in this time especially. It is a word that is unshakable…nothing can overpower it…it is living and active…everything else will fade away. This word is active in showing us what is truly true. No matter what tests have been performed, what has been said, or what we have seen with our natural eyes…this Word is what is Real.
I have to say again to everyone….thank you!!!!!! Thank you for the prayers, cards, meals, hugs, encouragement, financial support, emails, etc. We are so grateful for
all of you.
1 Peter 1:23 KJV "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever."