HEALING THE PAST AND THE PRESENT
DATELINE: 7pm Saturday 11/17/18
WARNING: Not for the faint hearted!
I was at a gathering in someone’s house.
I met a man and spoke with him briefly.
At one point he put his hand on the kitchen counter.
I looked at his hand and saw a finger missing.
I looked again and his hand was complete… all fingers present!
I heard myself say, “Do you have any relatives who lost a finger.”
The words just came out of my mouth. I was really surprised and
Said to myself, “oh boy, you just can’t unring a bell!”
He said no… and stood back for a while. He, like me was totally surprised.
There was a long pause. He looked around… I just stood there…
He then said a story that he had not spoken about for 50 years.
He told me that when he was seven his dad told him about his great
She died and was buried.
Grave robbers dug up her grave and, to get the ring on her finger
CUT HER FINGER OFF.
He then said,
They kicked her dead body in the chest as they left…
The kick rebooted her heart.
She came back to life!!!!!!!!!!
She lived many years after that.
If she had not been dug up this man I was talking to
Would not be alive now. As she gave birth to his Grandfather
AFTER SHE HAD DIED AND BEEN BURIED!
You just can’t make this stuff up you know.
He then told me what a word of encouragement this was as he was
Going through a very tough time…
He saw this as a reason to live… God has his eye on him.
We prayed and he was giving everyone high fives!
ALL THE GLORY GOES TO GOD.
I tell you, you could have grated cheese on my arm the goose bumps were so high!
I am so humbled by what God does…
In His Awe
Fr. Nigel W.D. Mumford+