I wrote this book because I was inspired by the fact that we had been through much suffering and valleys. I believe the best way to share it with you now is to read a little bit.
“Sitting in an I.C.U. unit and looking at my child with tubes and wires on her head, toes, arms, hands, chest and feeling alone and helpless, with an unbearable pain in my heart, prompted me to pray. Not only for Missy before my eyes but the other children around the world in I.C.U. And then to pray for their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, grandparents, friends and doctors. Such heartfelt compassionate prayers of healing love for these people was brought about from my own suffering and pain. His love heals, lifts us beyond our present pain, takes our focus off ourselves and lifts it into a higher purpose, His purpose.
Once when Missy had been in hospital for about 5 days and was very thin and desperately ill, I said to her, ‘Do you know what I’d like to do for you now? I’d like to go and buy you a toyshop so you could have all the toys you’d like and I’d like to get you whatever you wanted to eat and however much you wanted.’ This, of course, was my desperate mother’s heart, feeling an absolute loss at how to help her. Missy responded, however, with this. She said, ‘Mom, don’t worry. You know that none of that would really help. What I would really like I don’t think you would like me to have. And anyway, you can’t buy it for me.’ I asked her what that could possibly be and she replied, ‘I hope you don’t mind Mom, but what I would really like is for Jesus to send me a nice soft cloud that He could put me on and take me up to heaven to be with Him.’ My reply was that I would pray with her and we would see what the Lord allowed. At such a young age this little girl of 5 years old, had understood that things had no value and did not really help us but was only Jesus who could ultimately help in every situation.”
So now I can share with you that Missy is an adult woman in her mid-twenties and she has survived this and the Lord didn’t take her to be with Him in heaven. Instead He has a purpose which He is fulfilling through her life. And it is my hope that this little book, Healing Love, is going to help others to get their focus on God rather than the pain that they might be suffering in their own personal situations.
I hope you find it helpful.
My objective in writing this book is to share how God’s love has been our greatest source of support and strength through our life’s journey. I emphasise how God has been our councillor, comforter, director and ever-present source of strength in times of suffering.
The chapter titles are as follows:
- My Mother
- My Daughter
- My Son
- My Husband
- Word or Word
- Our Father who art in Heaven
- Your Will be Done
- The Greatest Commandment is Love