But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
this afternoon, I walked into the eye doctor with my boyfriend to get his new contacts and we sat down in the waiting area and as he took hold of my hand, I smiled slightly, and looked up to see a man sitting across from us, his eye swollen and red. His wife came in and sat beside him, and she spoke to the receptionist about his hurting eye. I was immediately inspired and humbled by their marriage, the way that she chose to take care of him and love him, taking her time in searching out a solution for her husband.
I felt a burning in my heart and the Lord spoke to me, saying Carolyn, go pray for that man. And the Holy Spirit kept burning and I held back…I have always been one to walk by strangers and smile, yet never take the time to step into their lives and get to know their story. And as I held back, I felt the Spirit nudge me, reminding me of the prayers I had lifted up, asking for divine appointments and for opportunities to reach out to others. So I pushed aside my nervous worries and asked him, could I pray for you? I walked over and sat beside him, my boyfriend joining me in laying hands on him and praying healing in Jesus’ name. And the man was so thankful, thanking the Lord with an amen.
I left completely humbled by how the Lord can use His children anywhere, and though I have known this, taking that opportunity makes that so much more real. We’re called to be Christians, authentic reflections of Christ not only on Sundays, but every moment of every day. Praise the Lord for these moments, all glory to God, the Healer of all things broken.