This is a quick testimony, of which I was told by one of my sunday school teachers.
I do not remember the full story he told us, but I will ask him again someday on the full story.
From what I remember, our teacher went out to do ministry and help care for individuals on an island. Many of the inhabitants of the island had rotten teeth, and our teacher was a dentist so he helped pull them out (this is meant to prevent infection). After a while, the ministry team meant a young girl that was six years old.
She was a spirited little girl from what our teacher told us. She would always walk around with the ministry team, and just go about the island (never straying too far from home, of course.) Now, she was never told who Jesus was yet, for the island didn’t get many ministry groups. She also got seizures from time to time that caused her great harm, and would leave her worse for wear. The girl describes these times as being “sick”, and they happened at random intervals in her life.
One day, the girl had a seizure that was worst than any other from the past. The ministry team quickly brought her to the hospital, in which they anxiously waited and prayed. Now, our teacher told us that they never stopped praying for her. He, especially, did not stop praying and asked for God to save her.
After several days, their prayers were answered.
They all quickly ran into her room and saw that she was awake. She told them that she was alright, and that she had something to share.
“I was in a field of flowers,” she said. “And I felt at rest and at peace. Then, I saw a man who I could not see because he was really bright. He was brighter than anything I’ve ever seen, but I knew he was a man. he told me this: ‘I am sending you back, for many have been praying for you.’ That was when I woke up.”
I remember, vaguely, our teacher saying these words: “This was a miracle of miracles!”
Indeed, it was a miracle of miracles. Not only did a child who did not know the Lord yet see Jesus, she was brought back to life through the prayers of many.
This reminds me of this verse:
2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
The Lord has a plan. He is not slow on answering prayers; rather, He has a plan that brings glory to Him and fits for the well being of all who come to Him. This is shown in the prayers of the ministry team, and also in the little girl who saw the Lord.
The ministry team left a little while later, but they would remember the story of that little girl and what it meant to them.
Now who can say that our God is dead? For He has shown, once again, that He is still surely alive!