Burned Leg Healed
My name is Anja and I would like to share with you how God healed me from a burn right above my ankle while on holidays in Goa.
It was during Christmas holidays in 2008 that my sister Annette and her husband Gary, Henry, Tom and Lorraine (my boss and his wife), and myself had decided to visit Susan and her family in Calangute, Goa. Henry, who has been to Goa a couple of times before (see his testimony Freed from the Occult!) got to know Susan two years before when visiting Goa with his wife and daughter. Susan heard a lot about the gospel back then and as she already during her schooldays decided it would be better for her to believe in God than in Hinduism, got saved according to the Bible in ACTS 2:38 the very last day of Henry’s stay. So here we were coming to Calangute to visit our sister in Christ and her family. Due to different circumstances the six of us had done our bookings for this holidayat different times and we ended up staying in three different hotels. To get around we hired three Enfields (great motorbikes!) and every morning one of the blokes would come to pick me up at my hotel as we always had breakfast together at Gary and Annette’s place.
The second morning when Henry came to pick me up I burned my lower leg on the hot exhaust of the bike. It was so painful! I prayed immediately that the pain would go and that there would not be any blisters and everything would heal perfectly. I hadn’t even made Henry stop the bike nor did I see the burn myself. When we arrived at the hotel I had a look at my leg. The pain was gone but you could see the wound. Everything was fine and no blister appeared.
I burned my lower leg on the hot exhaust of the bike. It was so painful!
So we started to enjoy our time .... sunshine, beaches, water, bike tours.... it was amazing. When we left Susan’s place one evening I stepped over a big tree trunk lying in front of the house and guess what – I scratched my burn wound open! It was bleeding. The thin burned skin had been ripped off and the wood had left several deep scratches in the still fragile flesh. There was a lot of pain but I praised the Lord and confessed the healing I had already received the other day. (1 THESSALONIANS 5:18 "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.")
The pain ceased quickly and I believed in the healing. I left the wound undressed and went into the ocean with it exposing the wound to salt, sand and sun as well as had it covered in dust when riding the bike. It only took a day and the wound looked very messy. There was puss and watery liquid running out of it. Annette got me an Aloe Vera gel which I applied now and again, but that was all. Every day I confessed my healing and we would have a look at the wound waiting to see the healing progressing.
A few days later we were standing in front of Susan’s house where we met for our Sunday meeting and to take communion, when suddenly pain shot into my legright from the burn wound up to my knee. It was so powerful and painful that I was not able to bear any weight on my foot. I didn’t want to believe it. How, after all those days without any pain, could there now be such a change? We started the meeting and despite the pain I began playing the guitar (how we got that guitar is a miracle in itself – but that is another story) for all of us to praise the Lord with choruses and hymns. At the end of the meeting we all stood before the Lord to take communion. I had to put all my weight onto the healthy leg.
You need to know, that when we are taking the Bread and the Cup in remembrance of what Christ has done for us, we always give thanks after we eat the bread and after we drink the cup. When it came to thank the Lord for the cup I said, “Thank you Lord for the shed blood of Jesus Christ for the remission of my sins. I thank you Lord for the power in the blood of Christ. I thank you for the life in the blood. I thank you for the resurrection power in the blood and Lord I thank you for the healing power in the blood of Christ.” (JOHN 6:53-56 "Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me and I in him.") The moment I thanked the Lord for the healing power in the blood of Christ the pain left my leg. I could feel it coursing down from my knee to the open wound and leaving my body. Praise the Lord! What an experience that was! I told the others what just had happened and we all thanked the Lord. From that day onwards we could witness the healing. Every day the wound looked better and better and by the time we arrived back home the wound was completely healed up.
Today, 5 years later, you have to know that I had an injury on my leg in order to recognise it. The skin is slightly lighter and doesn’t tan so well but you can’t see any burn marks at all, only a few scratch marks. Praise the Lord for his wonderful healing! All the glory goes to God!
Jesus is the healer indeed and the Lord our Great Physician!