I want to thank you for your prayers this week and share how I have been touched by them. Tuesday afternoon my pulse started dropping back toward normal. When I got up Wednesday morning, I felt that my heart was back in rhythm, but we went on to the hospital to be sure. When I told the nurse that I felt my heart was back in rhythm I could tell she was a little skeptical. She said that we would see when they got me hooked up to the monitor. By the time she had me hooked up the room was full of people preparing to get me ready. When she turned the monitor on, they all looked up and stopped what they were doing. She told me I was right, my heart was back in normal rhythm, so they sent me home. God is good. Thank you, prayer warriors, for bringing the focus of God’s healing power on my heart.
Today, as I have had time to think about this some words that Bill Gaither wrote kept running through my mind. They are the refrain from his hymn: “He Touched Me.”
“He touched me, O he touched me, and O the joy that floods my soul! Something happened, and now I know, he touched me and made me whole.”
Those of you who have read these devotions over the years know that I have long used the words “To God be the glory” at the end of my writing. Whatever inspiration that has come my way I have always wanted to acknowledge the glory to God. This week it is not only for the inspiration that I give God the glory, but also for His healing touch.
This thanksgiving, I give thanks that I have my rhythm back.
Thank you, Lord. Amen.
Always, to God be the glory!
“He Touched me” copywrite William Gaither, 1963