I’d Never Been Healed Quite Like That

The clarity of God’s Word that The Way International teaches concerning raising children has blessed many parents, including my husband and me. Our two children, who are adults now, are aware of the profit of their upbringing. They have, at one time or another, in a card to us or in a paper they wrote, quoted Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” On a certain day when our children were somewhere between the ages of five and seven, I benefited greatly from what we had taught them about our wonderful God.

On that day, I became quite ill. I grew nauseous, and then became increasingly dizzy. I went to our bathroom and was on the floor ready to throw up and was very concerned that I would pass out. I was especially concerned for our children, as there was no adult with me, and the kids were outside playing. What would they do if I passed out? I remember thinking that one of the children would need to come in and pray for me. It seemed like I was about to pass out and throw up at the same time when I noticed that one of the kids had come inside and was standing outside the bathroom door looking at me. I said, “I’m about to throw up. Pray for me.” I was thinking that he would somehow pray that I would survive the experience, for I was surely going to vomit. I could already feel it bubbling up from my stomach. He prayed, “Thank you, God, that Mom doesn’t throw up.” He then turned right around and went back outside to play. I had never been healed quite like that before. As soon as he finished the prayer, the stuff inside of me immediately reversed course and settled back to my stomach. Then, one at a time, every negative symptom peeled off me in such a distinct manner, and I was better, as if it had never happened.

I don’t think our son was standing there for more than fifteen seconds, and I never talked with him about the incident. More than twenty years later, I was recounting the incident with a few people, including our son. He looked at me after I was done, and to my surprise said, “I remember that.”