God Sends An Angel To Help, Deliver, Or Comfort

Simon was the chief driver for a ministry, after suffering from diabetes for years his left foot developed a sore that threatened his whole body system. He was told by doctors at a hospital that the foot would have to be amputated. During morning service, the staff of the ministry prayed for Simon's foot. Later in day he encountered a strange man who prayed for him anointing his legs with oil, and then the strange man vanished. That night he was healed completely.

Following excerpt from 61% into Miracles by Eric Metaxas

What took place involved a man named Simon, who is the chief driver for the ministry. Simon had suffered with diabetes for years and in August 2013 a sore had developed on his left foot. The foot was deteriorating badly. In fact, David was sure Simon would need to have the foot amputated. But he didn’t have the heart to tell him that, knowing that for a driver to lose his left foot—his clutch foot— meant that he would also lose his livelihood. It would be a bitter blow.

As the foot got worse, Simon finally went to the teaching hospital in the city of Tamale to get a professional opinion. The doctors corroborated what David had feared: The foot would have to be amputated, and soon. Simon returned home and told his wife that his driving days were over. What would they do? But the next morning he decided to go to a prayer service in the gazebo in the village of Tamale, where the staff of the ministry gathered each morning. The people at the service prayed for Simon’s foot, although he felt nothing in particular when they prayed.

Later that day Simon was filling his truck with gasoline at a fuel station. While he was pumping the gas, a man who looked to him like a beggar approached. Simon instinctively reached into his pocket to give the man some cedis, the currency in Ghana. But the man said he didn’t want money, which of course surprised Simon. What beggar refuses money? The man then told Simon that he had seen that he was limping and asked if he could pray for him. Simon assented, and the man took out a small vial of oil, anointed Simon’s leg, and prayed for him. When Simon finished fueling his truck a few moments later, he tried to find the man, but inexplicably, the man was nowhere to be found. Simon looked everywhere, but the man seemed to have vanished. It was all very strange. Simon was dying to know how the man could have vanished as he did, and he was also dying to know who the man was and why he had done what he had done.

But things that day got stranger still. When Simon got home, for no reason he could discern, his foot suddenly felt warm. It seemed that something was happening, and in the next few minutes he saw what. He said that in a matter of hours from that moment, his foot and leg were completely and miraculously healed. He said that he actually saw the coloration change with his own eyes.

When Simon went back to the doctors and showed them the foot, they said that from all they knew, what had happened to his foot a reversal of the worsening deterioration—was impossible. They said that they felt it was miraculous. (Just before this book went to press I bumped into Doug Webster at Central Presbyterian. He told me that he had just been to Ghana and had seen Simon, whose foot was still healthy and who was still the principal driver for the ministry.) Simon knows that it was miraculous. He believes that not only was the healing a miracle but also that the beggar who prayed for him that day was in fact an angel in disguise.

Miracles

Genre:Testimonies
Subject:Testimonies
Publisher:Penguin Group
Year:2014
Location:New York
Library:Physical collection at walkingtogether.life
Purchase:https://www.amazon.com/Miracles-What-The...

Scripture Testimony Index stories in this book

Ed gave his life to Christ during a weeklong retreat he attended with his wife and friends. The experience led to a change in his life was enduring.
Cisco was in prison when Hector's mother visited him asking that he prays for her son Hector who was dying with AIDS at the hospital. And through a telephone from prison, Cisco prayed for Hector's healing, and that same night; an astonishing miracle happened.
Christine's faith is strengthened when she witnessed the miraculous healing of her grandfather. A visiting aunt prayed for him. Her faith had been powerfully affected by witnessing a miracle in New York.
Paul prays for a woman who has nuts allergies, that very night she experienced absolute healing.
Simon was the chief driver for a ministry, after suffering from diabetes for years his left foot developed a sore that threatened his whole body system. He was told by doctors at a hospital that the foot would have to be amputated. During morning service, the staff of the ministry prayed for Simon's foot. Later in day he encountered a strange man who prayed for him anointing his legs with oil, and then the strange man vanished. That night he was healed completely.
Simon was the chief driver for a ministry, after suffering from diabetes for years his left foot developed a sore that threatened his whole body system. He was told by doctors at a hospital that the foot would have to be amputated. During morning service, the staff of the ministry prayed for Simon's foot. Later in day he encountered a strange man who prayed for him anointing his legs with oil, and then the strange man vanished. That night he was healed completely.
Lolita's faith was strengthened when she listened to the voice of the Lord and safely made it out of a burning building.