She Could Be Healed, Too!
At 78, Maurah has seen more than her share of hardship. Widowed nearly 30 years ago, and crippled for some time, none of her 8 children live near enough to care for her. Even in her extreme poverty, Maurah opened her heart and adopted a little orphan girl to be her daughter.
Though they live in a region of Madagascar where most people practice traditional religion, Maurah trusts in the Lord God. She never misses an Audio Bible listening session at the local church.
During one listening session, the group heard from Luke 17, which talks about the healing of the lepers. After hearing these words of hope, Maurah was inspired to pray in her heart: Lord, I have been in pain for many years. I ask today that You heal me and I will be healed.
"I am free! I am saved! I am healed!"
A couple weeks later, she became very sick. The pain lasted 4 days and she thought it would never go away. Early the following morning, she began vomiting and was sweating so much that she had to change her clothes. But then a truly wonderful thing happened – her disease went away! Maurah was able to stand and walk by herself; she jumped and shouted, I am free! I am saved! I am healed! with thanks to the Lord for hearing her prayer.
All of her neighbors were surprised and astonished because this woman, who was crippled for so long, can now dance and jump by herself. Because the Lord is the same yesterday, today, and forever, Maurah knew that the lepers’ healing meant that she could be healed, too!