The infant’s bedroom
is pitch-black. Six month old Phillip Holtz is sound asleep. Later into
the night at 3:37 am little Phillip’s eyes open. The
pain is in his face. He cannot breathe. His arms and legs kick with
all that he has. The tears roll down his face onto the crib mat. He
opens his mouth and screams. But his lungs are full of fluids. There
is only silence in his voice. His parents, Jim and Linda Holtz, are
down the hallway sound asleep. Phillip fights for his life for another
two minutes. His arms and legs slowly quit moving. Phillip dies at 3:41
staring into the pitch-black.
Linda awakens. The sun is beating in through the bedroom windows. It’s
Saturday morning. She looks at the clock and it says 7:13. Phillip has
never slept through the night before. She is proud her son has done
something as simple as sleep all night. But then red flags pop up in
her mind. She needs to check on Phillip now. She looks at Jim and he
is still asleep. She gets up and heads down the hall to Phillips room.
She opens the door and looks in, she sees Phillip looking up at the
ceiling. “That’s mommies big…”
Linda stops in mid-sentence. She moves closer to the crib. Phillip is
not moving. Fear grips at her soul as she reaches down and touches Phillips
head. He is cold and his body feels like stone. He is lifeless. She
starts to weep and shake uncontrollably as she searches for a pulse.
Nothing; She grabs Phillip and brings his mouth to hers. Linda tries
to breathe life back into her son. After a while she lays Phillip back
in the crib. She falls to her knees and screams his name over and over.
Jim is in a deep sleep. The dream he is having is so real. The forest
is dark and rainy. He’s fifteen again and he’s lost in the
forest. He yells for his father. The dream turns and he’s an adult
now. He is still lost but now he yells for his infant son Phillip. Jim
asks God to help him find his son. He hears someone screaming Phillips
name. The dream fades and Jim awakens. Linda is down the hallway screaming
Phillips name in utter agony. Jim jumps out of bed and runs down the
hallway. Jim slams through the doorway and Linda is on the floor. She
looks at her husband and her world she lives in now is turned upside
down. “He’s dead!” Linda screams. Jim rushes to the
crib and picks his son up. Phillips eyes are open but there is no life.
Jim brings Phillip close to his heart. Calm comes over Jim that he does
not understand. Later he will know and understand, it was the Spirit
of God. Jim lifts his son to the Heavens and talks to God. “I
lift to you my only son. You have given him to us and now you have taken
him away.” Linda stops weeping and watches her husband.
“We live by your word and your commands as a family.” “I
come to you with a pure heart and love for you and your Son Jesus.”
Now Linda has her hands up praying to the Father. “Your word says
if we ask and have no doubt you will answer our prayer. I ask you now
with no doubt in my heart. Give me the gift of healing so I can bring
our son back to us. But your will be done, Father.” Jim lays Phillip
back in the crib and falls to his knees and weeps.
After a short period of time, the tears stop and Jim feels the presence
of God all around him. He believes God has heard his prayer. Jim gets
up and reaches down and puts his hands on Phillip’s head. He speaks
loud with confidence and authority.
“I heal you, Phillip in the name and power of Our Lord Jesus Christ!”
Jim speaks with renewed strength in his voice. “Come back to us
Jim slowly pulls his hands away from Phillips head and sees some fluid
start to seep out the sides of his son’s mouth. Phillip slowly
opens his mouth and starts to spit out the fluid. Linda snatches her
son up and cleans the fluid from his nose and mouth. After this Phillip
starts to cry. Linda and Jim sit on the bedroom floor, holding each
other and weeping with their son. Later, still on the floor with Phillip
asleep in Linda’s arms they talk about what has just happened.
They vow to tell no one what God has done for them and their son Phillip.
But vows have been broken before. A year and a half has slipped by.
Phillip is two now and a healthy toddler. Walking and getting into everything.
Jim and Linda always talk about what happened that night in Phillips
room. It’s like it all happened only a few days ago. They know
God gave Jim a very special gift that night of healing. Jim feels the
gift is still with him. He can feel the Holy Spirit all around him.
The strongest is in his hands and in his heart. Now he feels God calling
him to heal. At first, it was just a thought. Now he feels it in his
soul. He must do what is right for God the Father. Jim must heal the
sick when the spirit calls. Jim must fight against the fear and doubt
that creeps into his mind.
Three months later, Jim pulls down the driveway in his 99 Chevy Blazer.
He slows, then stops and looks at the snowman in the moonlight. Earlier
in the day, Jim and Linda had Phillip in the front yard playing in the
snow. Jim smiles to himself now as he remembers the fun they had as
a family. The carrot has fallen from the face of the snowman. It lies
in the snow by the snowman. With the blazer idling Jim’s mind
takes over. He thinks back to the night Phillip died again. God with
his grace and unfailing love brought Phillip back to life. Jim snaps
back from his thoughts and looks at the snowman. He thinks what their
life without Phillip would have been like. He knows in his heart the
snowman would not be here. One thing can change our lives forever. Jim
looks out the windshield, the snow is coming down slowly. He pulls out
of the drive and heads a couple of blocks over to Congress Expressway.
Then Jim heads north to Victoria Hospital. At the hospital Jim is a
nurse on the night shift.
Jim slows the Blazer down to fifty. He can feel the back end getting
squirrelly. Its 2:30 in the morning and the traffic is close to none.
He’s five miles from the hospital. He looks in his rearview mirror
and sees the white car coming up fast. Jim stays in the left lane and
the car flies by him on the right. Jim looks over and sees it’s
a car with young teenage girls in it. He thinks that they need to slow
it down. Jim reaches down and turns on the radio. Then Jim hears the
tire blow on the car with the girls in it. He looks up in time to see
the car veer to the left and then violently to the right. There’s
no control now as the car starts to roll off the highway and flips in
to the ditch. The car lands on its wheels to Jim’s amazement.
He rips the cell phone out of his jacket and calls 911. He pulls up
and sees the front end is smoking. Jim jumps out and runs down the ditch
to the car. The front windshield is broken out and glass is everywhere.
The driver looks the worst. She is breathing heavy and spitting out
blood. Her chest was crushed into the steering wheel. Jim gets the driver
door open and reaches to feel for a pulse on the girl in the passenger
seat. He finds her pulse and it’s strong. Jim prays she is just
knocked out. The girl in the backseat is okay but wide-eyed and in serious
shock. She is the only one in the car wearing a seat belt. Jim works
his way to the back doors but they’re stuck shut. One of the windows
is shattered out. He reaches in and unbuckles the girl in the back.
“Are you alright? Is anything broken?” She turns and looks
at Jim but cares nothing about herself right now. “Are my friends
“They’re going to be fine. Let me pull you through this
window and get you out of this car.” Jim knows the driver is dying
as he speaks. He pulls the girl from the back seat and tells her to
go to the street so the ambulance will see her. The girl stumbles up
to the highway. Jim looks in on the driver again. The blood is still
running out of her mouth but now she is not breathing. He pulls her
eyelids up. Her eyes have rolled to the back of her head. Jim is a nurse,
not a doctor. He doesn’t know what to do, so he prays.
“God please help me here. Give me your power to heal like you
did with Phillip.”
It has been snowing lightly for hours. The snow just stops. Jim steps
from the car and looks into the night sky. The night wind comes from
the north and slams into Jim. He is able to stay on his feet. Jim is
not afraid for he can feel the presence of God in the wind. The wind
leaves just as fast as it came. Jim feels God all around him and in
him. Jim takes his gloves off and throws them to the ground. He reaches
in and puts his hands on the driver. “I heal you in the name and
power of Our Lord Jesus Christ!”
Like before, there is no doubt in his voice. Jim commands this with
power and faith in God. The Spirit tells him to lay hands on the passenger,
He repeats the same with her as he did with the driver. The passenger
has a concussion and is paralyzed from the neck down. Jim knows, none
He can hear the sirens in the distance now. The driver starts spitting
out the blood. Jim pulls her out of the car. He sits her on the ground
and slaps her on the back. She spits out the rest of the blood. He knows
she is fine now for she is crying. He looks over and the other girl
is climbing out the driver’s side door. Jim helps her over to
the other girl. They hold each other. Jim asks the two if they are all
right and they nod yes. He kneels beside the two girls. “God was
with you tonight.” The two girls look at the car and cannot believe
they’re still a live. They thank Jim for all his help.
He smiles at them. “I’m just glad you’re safe.”
Now the paramedics are coming down the ditch with the third girl. Jim
hears the fire truck pull up.
The paramedics know Jim from the hospital. They ask if anyone is hurt.
The three girls say their okay. The paramedics look the girls over and
can find nothing wrong with them. But there’s blood all over the
driver and the car. A fireman comes over and asks how the driver is
doing. They tell him she’s fine and she escaped without a scratch.
The fireman looks in the car and sees the steering wheel is bent.
Police officer Craig Hoffman pulls up to the scene and gets out. He
sees the fireman and the paramedics around the smashed vehicle. His
stomach turns at the thought of death. He’s told the people involved
are fine as he walks to the scene. The girls are standing now talking
with everyone. Craig wonders how anyone can be fine after a wreck like
this. Officer Hoffman looks outside the vehicle and then searches the
inside. He sees the blood and the bent steering wheel. He finds no drugs
or alcohol. But this whole scene makes no sense to him. The car looks
like it went through a demolition derby and there’s blood everywhere.
But no one is hurt. Officer Hoffman walks over to girls and asks what
happened so he can fill out the accident report.
The driver explains about the passenger side tire blowing out and how
she lost control and the car started rolling. Then she remembers the
guy over there pulling her out of the car. Hoffman questions the other
girls and gets their accounts on what happened. Then he talks to all
“This is a really bizarre accident. All this blood and all this
damage and no one is hurt. Anyone have any thoughts on this?”
The one girl looks back at Jim and then back at the officer. She speaks
and she’s shaking from the cold. “I think God was with us.”
Officer Hoffman wants logical answers for what happened but he can find
none. He smiles back at the girl. “Maybe he was.”
The paramedics put the girls into the ambulance. They will take them
to the hospital and have a doctor check them over just to be safe. Officer
Hoffman walks over and questions Jim. They shake hands and he listens
to Jim’s story. He writes down Jim’s statement. There are
still no answers on all the blood from the wreck. The officer asks Jim
one more question. “How can you have such a terrible wreck with
blood everywhere, there’s not even a scratch on one of the girls?”
Jim looks into the eyes of Officer Hoffman and the snow starts to fall
“It’s like the old saying; God works in mysterious ways.”
Officer Hoffman just looks at Jim for a couple seconds and shakes his
head. He tells Jim he can go for now. Jim walks up the ditch to his
Blazer. Jim’s heart is beating a hundred miles an hour as he drives
to work. Everyone has left the scene except Officer Hoffman, he stays
down by the car waiting for the tow truck to show up. The snow stops
again and the night is an eerie calm. Out of nowhere a strong wind comes
from the north and slams Officer Hoffman up against the wrecked car.
Then as fast as it came the wind is gone. The snow slowly starts to
fall again. Officer Hoffman looks into the night sky and a shiver rolls
up his spine. In big letters he writes on the paper work “GOD”
with a question mark. Then he crosses out God and puts Jim’s name.
Later he will see what he can find out on Jim Holtz.
Jim pulls up to the hospital and parks in the back of the parking
lot. He is shaken badly by what has just happened. Jim is still floored
by the power of God that flows through his hands. He has witnessed another
miracle tonight, like he did with his son Phillip. God has given Jim
a tremendous gift of healing. A part of Jim feels he is not worthy of
such a gift. Jim grabs his backpack and locks the Blazer. He walks to
the entrance, the hospital doors slide open and Jim feels the warmth
of the heat. Jim takes the elevator to the third floor. He goes into
the washroom before he starts his rounds. He looks at the man in the
mirror and starts to shake all over. Jim had no doubt when he laid his
hands on the girls that God was going to heal them. He should be fist
pumping and praising God in prayer. Instead Jim feels sick, useless
and weak. Jim kneels in the bathroom and asks God to give him wisdom
Most patients try to stay awake to see Jim and his smile. They know
when a smile is real and the fake smile is cold. Jim brightens this
place that some call hell on earth. He works on the cancer floor of
the hospital. But tonight the patients will lift his spirits and bring
a smile to his face. After his night rounds Jim stops at the nurse’s
station and asks if anyone wants anything from the snack machine. Everyone
says they’re fine. He tells them he will be back in a minute.
It’s 4:11 am and Jim takes the elevator to the basement. The elevator
opens and Jim walks to the snack machines. He reaches into his pocket
and searches for some quarters. He notices the blind man with his walking
stick sitting in a chair down the hallway. He has never seen the man
before. He wonders why the blind man is sitting down here in the basement.
Jim puts the quarters in and presses the letters. The candy bar falls
to the bottom and he pulls it out. Jim turns to leave but stops. He
turns back to the blind man and talks loud enough for him to hear. “Would
you like something to snack on?”
The blind man smiles and turns his head toward Jim. “No thank
you Jim, but thanks for asking.”
Jim goes to speak but stops. He walks up to the blind man. “How
did you know my name? Are you even blind?” The blind man’s
smile gets bigger now. “I have been blind for all of my life.”
“I cannot see the things of this world.” “But I can
see the things not of this world.” “And you asked how do
I know your name?” “I know everything about you Jim, everything.”
“I know how you broke your pinky finger in eight grade playing
dodge ball.” “I know your first car was a 1971 ford mustang.”
“I know through your faith God brought your son Phillip back to
you and your wife.” “And I know how you healed them girls
tonight.” “I know how much you love God and his Son Jesus.”
“But you must press forward on what you are doing for God.”
“Just remember Jim doubt is not from God.”
“God has faith in us, it’s when we have faith in him we
can do all things through him, Jim. Put all your trust in God and His
Jim is floored by what he is hearing, but his mind is sharp. He looks
at the dark protective glasses the blind man is wearing. “It sounds
almost like what I have read in God’s word.” The blind man
smiles again. “Could be Jim, could be. I want to ask you a question,
do you believe in angels?” Jim does not answer the question but
asks his own. “Are you an angel from God, blind man? How do you
know so much about me?”
The blind man smiles brightly. “Not fair, Jim, you have to answer
my question first.” Jim grabs a chair and sits in front of the
blind man. “I have never seen an angel but I do believe in them.”
The blind man tells Jim every mortal has an angel. “The one that
walks with you, is in continual battle for you. Never resting, never
wandering to and fro, but always guarding.” “Always ready
to protect Jim.” “Remember, Jim, we all have help from God,
but fear and doubt are not from God.” The blind man smiles at
Jim and shakes his head. “You know what , Jim, maybe I will have
a candy bar.” Jim gets up and walks to the snack machine. “You
want a Snickers bar?” No answer, Jim turns and looks down the
hallway. The hallway is empty.
Jim pushes the door open that says “Men’s lockers”.
He walks to his locker and takes out his Bible from the top shelve.
The talk with the blind man has rocked his being. The man was there
and then gone like the wind. Jim’s mind races for answers, but
at the same time the blind man has brought peace to his soul. Jim opens
God’s word and finds the verse he’s looking for right away.
Hebrews 13:2 “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so
doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.”
Jim closes the Bible and puts it back in the locker, then pulls his
cell phone out and calls home.
It’s way too early to call home but he has to tell Linda about
the accident and the blind man.
Three weeks later, Marie Hernandez walks over to the coffee maker
and pours herself another cup. She drinks it straight black. The bags
under her eyes are dark and heavy. She has not slept well since her
son’s accident. The apartment floor is cold on her feet even with
her slippers on.
She takes her coffee and sits at the kitchen table. Maria picks up the
cross with the chain and kisses it. There is no off button for the tears,
they just flow at will. She reaches for a tissue and wipes her sore
eyes. Maria prays for healing for her son, Alberto. The phone call a
week ago drained the life out of her. Alberto fell three floors on the
construction site. Her baby, now a grown man, is paralyzed from the
neck down and in a coma. The doctor gives Maria no hope. The injury
to the spinal cord is too severe. To cut Alberto open would be certain
death. The only hope is that he comes out of the coma with no brain
damage. Maria gets up and walks to her son’s old bedroom. Everyday
she finds something small in the room and takes it to the hospital to
her son. Every day she opens Alberto’s hand and puts the object
in it. Maria looks around the room then kneels at her son’s bed
and clutches the covers. Then she prays to God. “I have nothing
left in me, Father. You are my only hope now, God. I ask that you bring
my son back to me. I ask you for healing, my God.” Maria gets
up from the floor and takes an art ribbon off the pegboard. She puts
the ribbon in her pocket, puts on her coat and gloves. Maria pulls the
Lincoln out the drive and heads to Victoria Hospital.
Maria sits at her son’s bedside and places the art ribbon in
his hand. She touches her son’s face gently and kisses his forehead.
There is no response of any kind from Alberto. Maria stays for hours
in the hospital room and prays continually for healing. At 9pm and Maria
puts her coat on and tells Alberto how much she loves him. “I
will see you in the morning, my beautiful son.” She leaves Alberto
and goes home to loneliness and emptiness.
Later that same night Jim comes down from the third floor to the second
floor of the hospital. The elevator doors open and Jim steps out with
paperwork for the nurses. Jim walks down the hallway but slows down
as he passes door 211. He feels God calling him to this room. He walks
past and goes to the nurses’ station and talks to the nurse on
duty. He gives her the paperwork and walks back toward the elevator.
This time when Jim comes up on door 211, he stops. He faces the door
and looks at the numbers. He looks down at his hands, Jim feels the
power of God flowing through him again. He knows he has to go in. Jim
looks down the hallway and no one is around. He opens the door and steps
in. Jim’s heart races to another level.
The light is on in the corner. Jim looks down at the young man lying
in the hospital bed. He pulls the paperwork off the end of the bed.
He reads the name on the sheet, Alberto Hernandez. Then he reads the
conditions, coma and paralyzed. Jim hangs the paperwork back up. Jim
looks at Alberto and asks God to give him strength. Then without hesitation
Jim lays his hands on Alberto’s chest. He closes his eyes and
speaks out loud.
“I heal you, Alberto, in the name of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
You are healed, Alberto!”
Jim opens his eyes and slowly lifts his hands from Alberto’s chest.
He turns and heads for the door, Jim prays no one will be in the hallway
when he steps out. Alberto’s eyes slowly open as the man walks
out of his room. When the door shuts, Alberto’s eyes slowly shut
The next morning, Maria walks through the hospital entrance with flowers
in a glass vase. Today, she will put a flower in her son’s hand.
Today, she will pray for healing again. Everyday she prays for healing.
She will never stop praying, she believes God heals. She pushes the
up button and the elevator opens. Inside Maria pushes the 2nd floor
button. The door opens and she walks to her son’s room, 211. She
steps in quietly and looks at her son, his eyes are closed and there
is no movement. Maria walks toward the window to put the flowers on
the ledge. Alberto’s eyes open and he sees his mother.
Maria stops like she has hit an invisible wall. Her son has just spoken
to her. She goes numb all over, the flowers and vase crash to the floor.
Maria turns and her son is smiling at her. Now Maria is paralyzed and
cannot speak. “How long have I been here, Mom?”
She cannot speak, but God has answered her prayers. Finally Maria breaks
from the shock, and hurries to her sons’ side. Maria kisses her
son and weeps on his shoulder. Alberto caresses his mother’s hair.
“I love you, Mom.” She tells Alberto how much she loves
him. Then Maria shakes and weeps and holds on tight to her son. “Alberto,
you can move your arms. God has healed you, my son.” The two hold
each other and thank God for the healing miracle. Alberto buzzes the
nurses’ station. The nurse is shocked to see Alberto out of the
coma and sitting up. Alberto asks if he can get a soda to drink. She
rushes over and checks all his vitals and then gets on the phone to
his doctor. The phone rings four times and the doctor picks up. “Doctor
Thomas, you need to get to Alberto Hernandez’s room right away,
He’s sitting up asking for a soda!” After six hours of testing,
the doctor’s can find nothing wrong with Alberto. He is released.
Six months later, Jim and Linda back the Blazer out of her parents’
driveway. Her parents will watch Phillip today. Linda is a bride’s
maid in her dearest friend, Michelle’s, wedding. The wedding is
at Michelle’s parent’s house in the country. Forty-five
minutes later Jim pulls the Blazer into the long driveway that leads
to the farmhouse. The wedding will be outside today down by the pond.
The place is in chaos getting everything ready. Jim stops and lets Linda
out, he pulls down at the Northfield where there’s parking. Jim
gets out and looks at the farmhouse. The Holy Spirit slowly starts to
flow through his body. Already something is calling him to the house.
Everything is set up for outside. Jim and some of the other men help
the elderly down the hill to the wedding seats. Jim looks back at the
farmhouse. Jim sits in the back row. The wedding will start soon. Jim
makes eye contact with Linda and smiles. The bride makes her way down
the hill. Now all the attention is on the bride and groom, but Jim looks
back at the old farmhouse. He has to go up there. He gets up and walks
up the hill to the farmhouse. No one has even seen him leave.
Jim opens the backdoor, and walks in. The place is empty. An eerie feeling
comes over Jim. Everyone is down at the wedding. For some reason he
knows where to go. He walks through the house as the old floor creaks.
Jim makes it to the white door that leads upstairs, and pulls the door
open. It’s loud in the silence of the house. The steep steps creak
and scream until he gets to the top of the stairs. Jim looks down the
hallway. There is only door closed. He knows this is where he needs
to go. He walks to the door and reaches for the doorknob and slowly
The room is musky and the smell of body odor fills his nostrils. A middle-aged
man is sitting in a chair looking out the window. He doesn’t even
acknowledge that Jim has come into his room. For fifteen years, John
has sat in this room looking out the window and not said a word to anyone.
For fifteen years, he has been taken care of like an infant. For fifteen
years, John has been in his own world, on a mind journey. Fifteen years
ago John overdosed severely. John is thirty-one now. All these years,
the family have prayed for healing. All these years, the family have
read God’s word to John. Michelle has dropped many things in her
life just to spend time with her older brother. She wanted so badly
for John to be in her wedding today. Jim walks the length of the room
and looks down at John. The man doesn’t move, just looks out the
window. Jim pulls a chair over and sits in front of John. He takes John’s
hand and holds it.
“I don’t know who you are, but God does. And God loves you
so much.” Jim feels the warmth again run through his body to his
Jim closes his eyes and prays. “I heal you in the name of Jesus
Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jim looks up and John’s
eyes are closed, his chin is resting on his chest. Jim leaves the man
and goes downstairs. Jim sits in the living room and thanks God for
He knows the man upstairs is healed. Five minutes later, John opens
his eyes and lifts his head. John’s heart races as he looks around,
he’s back from the world of being lost. He sees the real world
around himself again. John looks out the window and sees God’s
beauty in the sky and the fields. All the memories start to flood back.
He remembers his family has always been with him. Deep in the back of
his mind he could hear and understand some things. For fifteen years,
he tried to get back to a normal state of mind, but he could not break
the dark barrier. Now it’s broken and he is finally free. John
walks over and looks at himself in the mirror. He does not recognize
himself. He will have to get to know this older man looking back at
him. John sits on the edge of the bed and thinks. Things come back slowly
at first and then the flood gates open. Somehow, He knows it’s
his sister’s wedding today. John looks out the hallway window
down at the pond. The wedding is starting, John goes to the bathroom
and washes up and combs his hair back. He shaves and brushes his teeth.
John goes to the closet and puts on the best clothes he can find. He
must get down to his sister’s wedding. Downstairs Jim hears the
man up stairs walking around. A smile covers Jim’s face. He leaves
the farmhouse and walks back down the hill.
John walks down the steep stairs slowly holding on to the railing.
It’s like starting a new life over. Everything is so clear now
and new to his sight. He looks at the pictures downstairs on the wall
and starts to weep. He knows God has healed him. He thanks him with
his heart. He wipes his eyes and looks around. John remembers all the
prayers now. He opens the backdoor and walks out. John breathes in the
summer air and looks around. Reaching the hill, he looks down and sees
his parents and his sister in her beautiful gown. The tears run from
John’s eyes and his legs grow weak. He falls to his knees and
sobs. Michelle tries to listen to the preacher, but she cannot focus.
Something in Michelle’s heart is telling her to look elsewhere.
She turns around but everything looks fine. Then she looks up the hill
and sees the man on his knees. At first she doesn’t recognize
the man dressed up with his hair combed back. John stands up and looks
down at his sister. The wedding stops in silence as the bride’s
eyes swell in tears. She looks at her parents and squeezes the arm of
her soon- to- be husband.
Michelle kicks off her shoes and grabs the train of her wedding dress
and runs. John smiles when he sees his sister running toward him. The
two stand face to face and look at each other. John reaches over and
holds his sisters’ hand. He loves his sister so much. “Hi,
She jumps into her brother’s arms and hugs him and kisses his
check. “You’re back, John. You came back to us. I missed
you so much!”
John’s parents rush to their son and the four hold each other
in the summer sun. The father kisses his son’s forehead. The mother
weeps in joy and praise to God as she holds and kisses her son. Their
son has been with them everyday, but has been lost on a very long journey
in the darkness. John has returned home now. Later John will tell them
all about the man who came into his room and pulled him back to the
“Welcome back, Son! We missed and love you so very much!”
Later when wedding starts up again, John stands up with the bride and
the groom. Today the prayers of this family were answered. They believe
God has answered their prayers. Sometimes prayer is answered right away.
Sometimes it takes fifteen years. Sometimes it takes a healer. The winds
come down from the north and rush through the wedding. Jim and the people
that know God feel his presence in the winds. John closes his eyes and
lifts his hands and lets the winds touch his whole being. Then as fast
as the winds come, they leave to another place.
Linda reaches over and holds Jim’s hand as they pull down the
drive and leave the old farm house. For ten minutes the ride is quite
then Linda pulls Jim’s hand up to her face and kisses it. “I
know you healed John.” Jim looks at his wife and smiles, “Jesus
did, I was just there with Him!”
A person or thing that heals.