Healed! An Answered Prayer
by Danny Tariman
“Yes, I will restore you to health. I will heal your wounds. I, the LORD, affirm it!” (Jer 30:17)
For a few months, a good friend and cousin “Parekuy”, had been complaining of shortness of breath and frequent attacks of sudden weakening or fainting. He was diagnosed by medical doctors that his heart is ill, and that he needs heart-bypass operation.
The news triggered worries and anxieties, not only to his immediate family, but to his ‘extended family’ – and this includes us.
The family offered prayers for him, and invoke the Name of Jesus to bring healing upon him and that the Lord will provide for his needs for an expensive heart operation.
Last Thursday, he went “through the knife”. A team of heart surgeons performed quadruple bypass operation on him for almost 8 long hours! His wife had been updating me every now and then. We continued to storm the heavens with our prayers.
“I am the one who gives them reason to celebrate…” says the LORD, “and I will heal them.” (Isaiah 59:19)
Finally, at about half-past 4 in the afternoon, his operation was completed. It was a success! Praise be to God! He was immediately wheeled to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Heart Center for recovery and close monitoring.
Prayers were continually offered, while his family waited outside the ICU. And again, praise the Lord! His recovery was quick, he was transferred from ICU to a regular room last Sunday afternoon. His recuperation was impressive; he is able to talk and is in his full senses!
“I was sick and you took care of me… and you visited me… I tell you the truth, just as you did not do it for one of the least of these, you did not do it for me. “(Matthew 25:36, 45)
My family visited him the Sunday evening following his surgery. We were very surprised! He can chat with us, can smile, and even crack some jokes! He had even eaten bread with us! Wow, we really thank the Lord for his speedy recovery!
Thank You LORD for hearing our prayers – for the successful heart operation and for the fast recovery, and for healing too!