We decided not to go to the slum, but to run a few errands and then go directly to the Priya Marketplace. While we were still running our errands, I got a phone call from a young man who had heard about us through a friend who had gotten prayer. He was facing major financial difficulty. He told us that another friend in Shimla had told him that if he went to church and prayed to Jesus, Jesus could fix all of his problems. The friend in Shimla had been experiencing financial problems as well as marital and health problems, but Jesus had met all his needs. So, this man asked me when he would be able to meet us for prayer. I told him we would be at the Priya marketplace later this evening. He said he would come there.
As we arrived at Priya, we went to our usual spot looking for the children as well as the man who had called for prayer. After speaking with and praying for the man, we gathered the children, prayed for their needs and passed our biscuits for them to eat. They were happy. As we were praying for the children, others began to gather. Many of those who had received prayer in the past brought their friends for prayer. As usual, the Lord began to perform miracles. Some of the miracles that stand out in my mind include a little girl with chest pain. Just after a short prayer, she was completely well. There was also a man with a hernia. As we prayed, the hernia disappeared. Then he asked if the Lord could heal his eyes as well. I said, “Of course!” So, we began to pray for his eyes and they began to clear. He began to be able to see things he could not see before. Another man came who was virtually deaf in one ear. As we prayed, the Lord began to restore his hearing. I asked him to wait and come back a few times. Each time, the Lord restored more of his hearing!
I just love to see the Lord move. No matter how many healings I have seen over the past few months, each one still amazes me. I praise the Lord and rejoice over each miracle. Perhaps that is a small glimpse of how the Heavens rejoice over each lost soul that comes home.
As we were leaving, a few people stopped us along the way, asking for prayer, or inquiring about what we were doing. People seemed amazed that we would just come to the market, pray for people, and leave without asking anyone for anything. One man even said, “I have lived here for 30 years and I have never seen anyone help someone without an ulterior motive.” But, to us it seems so natural. Isn’t that what the love of Jesus is all about?
Scripture for the Day:
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.” John 18:36.