How are you? I’m well.
Last month in my previous blog, Goodness of God 3 I wrote that I saw God love each and every one of His children, when He used me to touch my niece with His love. It made me open my heart to her.
In a week or so after that episode, I read a few chapters of the book of Romans. I wanted to read the Romans, as I was rereading a Watchman Nee’s book, The Normal Christian Life and it explains the truth written in the book of Romans. So, I wanted to read it, while I was rereading the Watchman’s book. Then, the verse was highlighted to me as Rhema:
Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? (Romans 2:4)
It did speak to me, as I indeed repented of hardening my heart toward my niece for so long. But when I saw His love toward all of His children including her, I thought I must have His heart toward her, too. And I thanked Him, as He didn’t force me to open my heart, but He made me willingly do that. Since then, I prayed to Him, “Father, I want to do everything that You would tell me to do, willingly, pleasantly and hilariously. I don’t want to obey you, grudgingly or unwillingly. Please make my heart like Yours. And I know it’s possible as Christ is in me. Thank You, Father, as You gave me Christ and He lives in me.” And I understand it is possible only when He and I become one. In fact, everything was already given in Christ and He lives in us.
So, later on Christmas Eve, my niece came over to my place, and she shared a wonderful testimony, which I will share with you today. I’d like to ask you to buckle up, as you would be blown away. :)
In June 2020, she finished 40 day of fasting. It was Jesus’ fasting, i.e. drinking water only. After 40 days, she couldn’t even eat porridge but vomit whatever she tried to eat. Even drinking water was hard to her, after fasting. She had no strength. (She has been living in a 2 story house where I grew up. My mom gave the house to my oldest sister, and my niece has been living there with her room upstairs.) One day, when she tried to go downstairs, she stumbled on the stair and rolled herself, hitting her head and body all over the stairs. She lost her consciousness. The previous night before the accident, the Lord told her to unlock the door, the way from the garden to indoors. So she did, not knowing why. Then, after the accident, my oldest sister in South America tried to reach her daughter, my niece, but of course my niece couldn’t answer her calls and texts, unconscious. In a few days, my sister asked someone in Korea to call 911. (At that time, we didn’t talk to one another for 2.5 years.) So 911 team came into the garden, after using a truck with a ladder attached, to climb a wall, and found the door inside left unlocked. Getting inside, they found my niece lied on the floor with her urine & blood all over the floor, and they thought she was killed by someone. She was unconscious for 8 days there, after the 40 days of fasting, but still alive! In South America, way before this accident, God showed my sister a vision, and said, “I will heal your daughter.” At that time, she had no clue as to what would be coming. Later she got to know her daughter’s status from the doctors in Korea. She had holes in her lung, heart and esophagus, and they said she needed a surgery immediately. But my sister didn’t allow them to do surgery. She believed what the Lord spoke to her through the vision, i.e. Rhema. They were puzzled, though later she got one surgery on her thigh for skin graft. To their utter amazement, in a later check-up, they found out the holes in her organs were completely gone. There was no trace of them at all. They said it could not be medically justified. In about 2 weeks, one of her doctors somehow felt that he should take a risk of giving her shots of steroids when she was still in coma. Then only after one shot, she became conscious. But she had to be in hospital for 3 months, as half of her face was numb and she wasn’t able to walk. When she was there, she didn’t listen to His still small voice. Yet she felt His presence embrace her, and she felt it through vibration in her. And a praise song, “Awake my soul” spoke to her. She said she still has amnesia and she lost some memories for the latest few years. She thought He removed some memories she didn’t need. But we believed He would completely heal her (her memory and overall health).
I was amazed and in awe to know that He miraculously kept her alive and healed her, and let my sister know about His healing over her daughter in advance. It kept her from being panicked, but strengthened her faith that her daughter would be healed. He is a good Father and He is in control.
My sister, my niece and I met again in Nov. 2020 in almost 3 years. Now I got to know it was only 2~3 months after she was discharged from the hospital and started to walk slowly with a walker. Since we began to meet one another, I noticed her character was changed. The way she treated my mother, her grandma and the way she talked to us was changed. And now I got to understand she had a near death experience, yet she declared the three months in the hospital was the best time ever in her life. Praise God! Indeed, encounter with Him in the hospital transformed her character.
Over Christmas Eve lunch, she and I had a great bonding time, sharing a lot of testimonies that we didn’t share with one another for the past few years. And I would share more with you later. Just looking at the past few years, I realized the enemy indeed tried to destroy, steal and kill especially family relationship. Yet, our Father is faithful and in His time and in His way, He made everything beautiful. My niece thought that we needed that painful time or “a pause” so that He allowed it. She saw it as God also has a unique way of working with timing. And she believed when He restores, He makes things better than before, and some pain is actually necessary because it bears life. And I would agree, as our relationship got even better than that before we had those painful seasons. We realized how precious our family is. Interestingly enough, in that evening, my niece made a group chat and named it “Precious Family.”
Friend, I will write more stories later. In the meantime, I pray this testimony on our almighty and faithful Father may encourage and strengthen you.
Have a bliss!
A time to love,