Luke 8:42-48 (NIV) says this: As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. “Who touched me?” Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.” But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.” Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
I believe it was around 2010, we were attending a church called Mountain View Assembly of God church in East Wenatchee. During that time I had been experiencing some health problems. I had been bleeding for about a year and a half and the Doctors couldn’t figure out why. I had undergone every test to find out the origin of my bleeding and still no answers. I was discouraged and depressed.
One weekend a couple of self-described “ordinary people” by the names of Darrell and Sherri Beebe of 2bforgivingministries.com came to speak at our church. They shared their powerful story of love, forgiveness and healing through Jesus Christ. If you haven’t heard their story please check it out your guaranteed to need a box of tissues. There website is http://www.2b4giving.com and their contact for speaking engagements please email them at email@example.com . Also on their website under the promo tab you can check out two articles published about their journey called “Terror in Paradise” and “Return to Palua.”
After they shared their story the Pastor shared the couple would be back that night to share more and pray for people. I remember my husband telling me I should go. So, after much thought at the last minute I decided to go and I hurried out the house and arrived just in time for them to speak.
I don’t think there was a dry eye in the entire church. I remember feeling overcome with so many emotions. They shared their story in such a gripping way that I felt like I was there right in the middle of their pain. They closed their story with prayer and then invited anyone to come up to speak with them and be prayed over. I was desperate for healing so I went up. I remember walking up to Sherri and she asked me to place my hands out in front of me palms up, and so I did. She gently placed her hands over mine and she began to recite this verse.
Luke 8:42-44 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
At that moment I was overcome with emotion and I began to cry uncontrollably. In between sobs I would hear bits and pieces of scripture she was reciting. My mind was racing. “How did she know?” “How could she have possibly known?” I remember sobbing so hard I couldn’t even hear her voice anymore. I know she prayed over me for some time and upon her finishing she said, “I believe your faith has healed you.”
I felt healed but could I be? I doubted it I had went to several Doctors and no healing. I had been prayed with prayed over and prayed for more times than I could count and still no healing. But there was a small seed of faith deep within me that wondered…maybe it could happen.
I left the church and drove home all the while wondering could I be healed? I couldn’t wait to get home and check, if you know what I mean. So when I got home I raced to the bathroom. I was horrified to find that in my rush out the door earlier I had neglected to put a pad on. How could I have forgotten that I had been bleeding for a year and a half this was a daily occurrence. But wait…there was no blood. WHAT?
Yes you read correctly there was no blood. I had in fact been healed that night by Jesus. To this day it makes no sense to me and this side of heaven it probably never will. There is only one explanation and that is, I was miraculously healed in Jesus name.
I had forgotten this altogether until yesterday morning. Luis and I were reading the bible together and we were reading in Luke 8. When we got to the part about the woman bleeding the Holy Spirit reminded me of my healing that Sunday night years ago. I started to share it with Luis again and I was encouraged and filled up with feelings thankfulness for God’s healing.
We went on about our day and the Lord pressed upon my heart to reach out to Sherri and encourage her that she does in fact hear from the Lord and to continue in what God has called them too. I thought to myself, “I don’t even know how to get ahold of them.” But, I decided to try. So I googled their names and found their ministry and I was able to find their phone number. I called and left a voicemail and that was it. I didn’t think I would ever hear from her but low and behold she called me shortly thereafter and I was able to share the story of healing with her. She thanked me for the encouragement and for my obedience to the Lord. She shared they have suffered a tremendous loss of a loved one last year and haven’t had many opportunities open for them in the Ministry. We prayed together and then we hung up.
I share all this with you for several reasons. None of which are more or less important than the others. Do you need healing? Do you need a miracle? God is capable and willing and He has an endless supply of Power and Healing ready at any moments notice. Do you wonder if you really heard from God to call that person? Call them and find out, that person may need to hear that encouraging word the Lord has asked you to share. Lastly these missionaries are part of the body of Christ and they are hurting, will you pray for them? Would you consider passing this blog on to your church to see if possibly they could come and share at your church? Or even asking your Pastor personally if the Beebe’s could come and share their amazing story of love, forgiveness and healing at your church.
Matthew 19:26 (NIV) says: Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”