God opens doors of opportunity to share His Love πŸ•Š

Have you ever thought, what am I doing here? That was my thought when we arrived at the local emergency room. I had been sick, and that morning my husband had taken me to get my labs done. No sooner had we reached home than I received a phone call from my kidney doctor. β€œ Karen, your kidneys are not functioning well. Go straight to the hospital, and I will meet you there.” We got to the hospital and got checked in. Then we received a phone call from our primary doctor saying, β€œ we received your lab reports, and I need you to go immediately to the emergency room. I thanked our doctor for calling and told him we had just arrived. It was nice to know that two high professionals ensured we were at the emergency room on that day and time. I wasn’t feeling very well and didn’t feel like sitting in a lobby full of sick people. I much rather be home resting in my bed.

As we waited for my name to be called, we talked to the people around us. We shared stories and family pictures on our cell phones.

One of the couples that we met was Mr. & Mrs. Patel. She was very sick. We both had waited for over ten hours to be seen. Suddenly she passed out. Her blood pressure was 198/92. The nurses ran over to her and helped her regain consciousness and were going to take her to a room. As the nurses walked away, I went and knelt before Mr & Mrs. Patel and asked if I could pray for them. I knew they were from India and wasn’t sure how they would reply. They both said yes! After I prayed, the doctor came to admit me. As they pushed me away in the wheelchair, I was saddened to think we may not see this lovely couple again. We longed to know how Mrs. Patel was.

My husband, Gary, told me the following day that when he left the hospital at 12:30 p.m. He saw Mr & Mrs. Patel. They were so glad to see him. β€œHow is your wife?” Mrs. Patel yelled as she rolled down her car window. Before Gary could answer, Mr. & Mrs. Patel said thank you very much for praying for us. Mrs. Patel said she immediately started feeling better after the prayer, and the doctors could not find anything wrong with her heart or breathing.

I thank God for allowing us to pray for this couple. I think it’s a beautiful God-story how he puts us in places we don’t understand why and blesses us tremendously.

πŸ™β€οΈπŸ™. God is good, All the time!

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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