In speaking of Ema McKinley’s amazing modern day miracle, people ask, “Why did God wait eight long hours before appearing to Ema to heal her? For that matter, why did he wait eighteen years?”
The point is, Jesus showed up and healed her crippled body from head to toe. After hours on the floor, I’m sure she wondered if she might be dying. Then Jesus suddenly showed up and stood over her helpless body, saying, “Ema, give me your hand.”
With her hands in his, He raised her to her feet. Rivers of love passed between them. Just when she thought she was dying, she became more alive than ever.
Did she ask him, “What took you so long?”
No. In that moment, she was too smitten by his glory. When we’re engulfed in the captivating, mesmerizing, transformative power and presence of God, questions, fears, and doubts slip away, melting like candle wax. Time becomes timeless… Fear becomes fearless… And hope resurrects us.
Do you want to be immersed in that sweet awareness of his Presence today? Surrender to him completely and die to yourself in the wait.
You may not see Jesus with your eyes or feel him with your hands, but you better believe he is with you and in you—ready to move heaven and earth on your behalf. You are his precious child.
[box] “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9[/box]
Abba Father… Lift our spirits ‘til we’re free and tall… Unshackle us from the weights that bog us down… Make us aware of your presence… Keep us hopeful and faith-full as we wait for your pick-me-ups.
What are you waiting for, living for, dying for?
What is he whispering to you today?