First, the BLESSING - You may or may not know that we sold both our cars before leaving for Costa Rica. Since being here we have been living by faith for transportation. We were able to borrow a car for 7 months, but had to return it the beginning of January. We then had a series of people who allowed us the use of their cars through the end of February. When we returned the latest car to its owners on Sunday the 24th, we seemed to have no other options available.
That Monday night we lifted our concern of no transportation up to God. Nothing is too small for our Heavenly Father! Well, the next morning I (Carol) went to my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group and shared my prayer concern with my small group. There was a woman there who was attending for only the 2nd time. She approached me afterward and told me an amazing thing - Her husband is in the Navy and is currently deployed to Kuwait. His car had just been sitting there unused, so she began to pray that God would send her someone who needed a car. She emailed him for permission, changed the oil, got it inspected then handed us the keys that Thursday (a week ago). We can use it until May!
This woman does not even know us. She told us that the car is not hers anyway, that it belongs to God. She has only been a Christian for a little over a year. How many of us could have that same attitude?
Now, for the MIRACLE - Last Wednesday evening we attended our church's weekly service. Cora was sleeping in the car on the way there, which is not unusual. When we got there, however, she became clingy and did not want to stay in the nursery, which is very unusual. During the service she sat on my lap and slept. I began to notice that she was becoming hotter and realized she probably had a fever. The flu has been going around.
After the service ended there was an invitation for prayer. Donald and I asked one of our pastors to pray for Cora. As she placed her hand on Cora's head, she could feel the heat radiating from it. I was still holding her in my arms. Shortly after the 3 of us began to pray, my arms began to shake. Our pastor asked me if that was me or Cora. When I told her that it was me, she put her hand on my hand and prayed that Cora would be healed through her mother's love.
I immediately felt a warmth go through my body from my head to my arms. Cora did not wake up, but she broke out in a sweat and became noticeably cooler. When we got home she did not have a fever and started running around like normal. She never got sick!
God still heals today through the name of Jesus Christ! We have been witnesses to so much of His miraculous power over the past few months. It is His desire to see His people whole, even the little ones. Never cease to pray for the sick and the lame. Nothing is too big or small for our God!