BY STEPHEN JUDD
MY TESTIMONY OF HEALING…
I was as in Memphis yesterday for a referral appointment at Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute, fully expecting that back surgery would be recommended. I have suffered with severe pain for months, to the point that I have pretty much given up golf (and even stopped after a few holes), going to the gym, lifting luggage by myself, etc. Even riding in a car was a killer. Lately, I have not been able to help our maintenance staff with any work, even painting! There were days when I couldn’t tie my own shoes and could barely walk. Pain meds didn’t phase it. Frequent chiropractic treatments and traction machines only gave temporary relief.
Here’s the great news! Yesterday, the surgeon in Memphis showed me the MRI scan and told me that my back was in perfect condition and that most 61-year-old men would love to have my back! He said that I didn’t need surgery because there was nothing to fix, and that I didn’t need him anymore.
After struggling to explain why I have had so much pain, he looked somewhat bewildered and referred me to a chronic pain management specialist in the same clinic. There is no doubt in my mind that the Lord has completely straightened my back with a creative miracle and is now giving me a “second touch” of healing for the pain. As of today, my back is feeling fabulous, without even a single pain pill. In fact, I’m heading to the hotel fitness center right now for a good walk. And, I’m believing that I won’t have to keep the pain management appointment in August.
I am quite sure this miracle of healing began on June 16th (my birthday), during our 3rd Monday Prayer Service at the Mansion, when the children and staff gathered around me, anointed me with oil, laid hands on me, and prayed in Jesus’ name! Don’t ever underestimate the prayer of faith by a little child! I feel like I’ve gotten my life back, and I’m giving all the glory to God!