A Sovereign Miracle at Pindary
Before we left for Australia, a friend gave us a prophetic word suggesting that God wanted to do things we’d never seen before.
On Thursday night, we made sandwiches, pies, and sausage rolls and loaded the van for a night on the streets with the less fortunate citizens of Brisbane.
We generally stop at three locations each night. The stops might be shelters for the homeless, a city park where natives live in tents, or a home for men just released from prison.
One of our stops tonight was at Pindary; a Salvation Army shelter for homeless men. As we distributed food, tea, coffee, and Milo, the men and talked with them about their lives. One benefit of visiting shelters frequently is that you develop relationships that allow you to mentor those whom you meet.
About 15 minutes after we’d arrived, my host motioned me toward him. He explained that one of the men had a painful toothache. The man allowed me to pray with him. After a minute, I asked if he felt any pain. He said no. He went on to say that the pain disappeared shortly after we arrived.
Somewhat confused, I began to ask questions. The man explained that he developed a toothache the day before. When we arrived, he came out with the rest of the men. As we set up tables on the sidewalk, he stood next to me. As he stood watching, he realized that his toothache had mysteriously disappeared. He emphatically believed that his toothache was healed just by standing next to us. I asked if he was certain of this story. He insisted that’s exactly what happened.
We spoke with him and the others about the goodness of a God who would heal a man’s toothache before anyone could pray with him. The sovereign miracle allowed God and His goodness to be the focus of our conversation the rest of the night.
This is an excerpt from the book My Craziest Adventures With God Volume 2.