Am I blessed? Does Jesus listen when I pray? Can He really use a sinner like me?
YES…..YES….a resouding YES! Praise the Lord! Here is a little testimony of testimonies of how Jesus has acted in my life recently, though I must say I have not been dilligent in giving Him glory in the other many, many,many numerous instances in which He had….
Last Saturday during a healing mass and adoration of the blessed Sacrament, while I was praying I received a message which I posted here on this blog two posts ago. At the same time I was praying for my Aunty Veronica who had been admitted on Friday I believe for some blockage in the intestine. On two separate occasions during the whole healing prayer session at the precise instance I had prayed for my Aunt by name, the leader Joseph Fernandez (from the Gloria Patri Ministry) announced on the microphone “Some of you are now praying for your family members, know that the Lord has heard your prayer.”
On Sunday through facebook my cousin informed all of us whom had been praying for her mum that she would be discharged the very next day! Praise the Lord.
Back to the Saturday of the healing mass, I had brought the whole family that is my two young sons, my baby daughter of nine months and my darling wife. My wife was struggling to keep our little girl quiet and had to leave the auditorium ( basement level ) frequently to do so. Outside the auditorium however it is not air-conditioned and so it got pretty hot real quick especially when she was trying to feed our daughter. So she went up to the ground level where she met Valarie from the Church office who had just closed up for the day but offered to open the office for a spell so she could feed our daughter in the air-conditioned office. Praise the Lord!
Then a lady stood by the doorway peering in looking a little perplexed. Valarie asked if she needed help on something of which she replied she was looking for Holy communion for the sick for her husband. He was bed ridden as a result of an accident involving a lorry hitting his bicycle. According to her she had come to both the church’s offices to fill up some forms for this service but no one had gotten back to her for more than a month. My wife offered to pass her contact details on to me so that arrangements could be made swiftly. For those who haven’t really been following my blog, she passed it on to me because I happen to be serving as a an Extraordinary Minister Of Holy Communion. Coincidence? I beg to differ…..Praise the Lord! I made arrangements with the wife to bring Jesus to him the following Sunday.
Today my wife and I made our way to their home after attending the 1115am Eucharistic Celebration. It started to drizzle as we reached the bus stop, so I handed my wife a small umbrella which I had gone back into my home just as I was leaving this morning, just so that I could bring it ’just in case’ ? Praise the Lord! Then I had a vision of sorts, that if I walked past the bus stop to the traffic light junction and waited on the opposite side, I would be able to flag down a blue cab. So I told my wife and we did just that….and lo and behold a blue cab arrived! Praise the Lord!
We made our way up to the home and I proceeded into his bedroom to read the Gospel and administer Holy Communion for the sick to him. It was great to be able to serve the Lord and my brother in Christ who was faithfully waiting for Jesus. Praise the Lord!
So my sisters and brothers in Christ as Jesus says in John 10:27
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.