John 9:25 He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!”
A gentleman in his mid-seventies entered the clinic this morning, and it was clear that he was in poor health. He was shaking and struggling to move to the station where patients were being fitted for eye glasses. When it was his turn to be evaluated, the medical students working at this station noticed he was unable to see anything. He lost his sight after an accident that resulted in cement damaging his eyes. Throughout the entire exam he continued to shake and struggle communicating with the translators. His entire demeanor was quiet, and it was clear that he was uncomfortable in the clinic. The team was able to find a pair of glasses that fit his prescription and he was able to see for the first time in many years. All at once the man stood up and proclaimed, “I can see, I can see! God is good, God is coming!” The students who were working with this patient shared how this experience reminded them that we should always be prepared for God to show himself.
Psalm 77:14 You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.
Part of our team has been traveling each day to make home visits for patients who are unable to travel to the clinic. Today our group traveled to the home of a lady who had a stroke three days ago. When the team arrived, the woman was laying on a mattress in the floor of a one room home. The woman was unable to speak, move, or do anything for herself. After questioning the family, the team determined that this woman suffered from atrial fibrillation, which caused her stroke. The team realized there was nothing more they could do other than leave some vitamins and pray. Of course, pray is exactly what they did! After lunch, the team returned to this woman’s home to give her aspirin. To the surprise of the team, this woman began to speak! Her family was completely overjoyed that their mother had been healed. A true miracle was performed in this woman’s life, and if this isn’t proof of God, then what is?