Time and again we’re instructed in scripture to pray for those who need physical and spiritual healing, but in modern day America, even Christians often head straight to the doctor for every ailment.
Oh doctors are important, and are definitely used to heal. But doctors are not God, and do not know the number of days each of us will live.
Jeremiah 30:17a encourages us:
For I will restore health to you
And heal you of your wounds,’ says the LORD.
Every now and then we hear a story of someone who, despite knowing the wonders of modern medicine, ultimately understands our lives and health are in the Lord’s hands.
Mary Travis, wife of country singer, Randy Travis, is one such person.
Randy Travis is an old school country singer who burst on the U.S. Billboard Country Singles Charts in 1985, and is well-known his third number one hit, “Forever and Ever Amen.” Travis bucked the trend of slick country pop, defying the odds and becoming a popular regular on country music radio. He also veered into country music’s cousin, gospel and his song, “Three Wooden Crosses” was a Hot Country Songs No. 1.
But in July 2013 Randy Travis suffered a serious virus attack of the heart and was listed in critical condition. Mary recounts:
There were so many functions of the body that were devastated by the Viral Cardiomyopathy that took his heart down to five percent. The memory was affected. The vision was affected, as well as his mobility and his appetite.
Three days later Travis suffered a massive stroke and underwent surgery to relieve pressure on the brain. His then-fiancée Mary Davis stood by her man and as he was in and out of the hospital, and in and out of a coma or semi-coma. Mary was told her intended’s chance of survival was slim, his chance of recovery less than that.
But Mary refused to give up on Randy and put her trust in God — the doctors told her to “pull the plug,” the Great Physician inspired her to pray without ceasing.
Randy’s wife was a living picture of James 5:16:
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man [or woman] avails much.
Now, years later, wife Mary talks about what sustained her and the answers to prayer witnessed daily:
I never did give up. I prayed “God, just give him to me one more day. I don’t care how you give him back to me. Just give him back to me.” With Randy’s faith, I don’t think he ever felt like he couldn’t make some kind of recuperation. I can only imagine the thoughts, the prayers, the conversations, he must have had while lying there with God.
I don’t believe he ever felt like he couldn’t make some sort of a comeback. He’s so strong in his mindset. There was never another option. We weren’t ever ready – and we’re still not ready to give up. The doctors’ reports were very bleak, and they wanted us to pull the plug.
They said that he needed a heart transplant, and all of these other things. It’s hard to believe that any one human being could live through it, but if there’s anybody who can, Randy Travis can. He’s tough as a boot, and as sweet as an angel.
Those fervent prayers have availed much. Randy appeared at the Hall of Fame ceremony and the CMA Awards in 2016, and even sang Amazing Grace, stunning the audience in Nashville and fans watching around the country.
Mary Travis is a mighty intercessor for her beloved husband, Randy, and with the whole family rallying around him, every day yields more miracles.
Last year Randy actually helped produce “Where I’m Comin’ From,” an album from newcomer Shane Owens. And currently Travis is working with Ken Abraham on a book about his life and career, with emphasis on life.
Mary Travis shines as a beacon in a culture that too often mocks faith and refuses to champion life. But for Mary, prayer has sustained her and healed her husband. She and Randy have lived through “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health” and remain a testament to the power of prayer!
What an inspiration and picture of faith and marriage!
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Alyssa Milano Struggles To Believe Jussie Smollett Would Commit MAGA Hate Hoax
Well…it seems whiny Celebrity Alyssa Milano is having a hard time believing that Jussie Smollett would actually fake a hate crime attack, wondering who “could be that hurtful.”
“If that man staged his own attack he is wrong in so many ways. No one could be that hurtful? To stage this? Right?” Alyssa Milano pleaded on Twitter.
“To fuck with all of us by playing into our weaknesses & make it even harder for victims to come forward?! No one could choose to be that hurtful? Right?! RIGHT?”
If that man staged his own attack he is wrong in so many ways.
No one could be that hurtful? To stage this? Right?
To fuck with all of us by playing into our weaknesses & make it even harder for victims to come forward?! No one could choose to be that hurtful? Right?! RIGHT?
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 18, 2019
According to reports over the weekend, Chicago police now believe that Empire actor Jussie Smollett orchestrated an attack on himself by paying two men to beat him.
“Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault. The sources tell CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement,” tweeted CNN crime and justice reporter Shimon Prokupecz Saturday evening.
Earlier Saturday, Fox 32 Chicago’s Rafer Weigel, citing several police sources, reported Abimbola “Abel” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo — the two Nigerian brothers arrested and later questioned by police about the alleged incident — purchased the rope found around the actor’s neck the night of the alleged attack at an ACE hardware store.
CBS Chicago’s Charlie De Mar reports at least one of the brothers bought the rope at Craft Beaver hardware store the weekend of January 25th. The rope was purchased at the direction of Smollett, De Mar, citing sources, added.
Hoaxster Smollett previously claimed that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago in January. The “attackers” also allegedly shouted “This is MAGA country!” during the attack.
When the news originally broke of the alleged attack, many Hollywood celebrities used it to cast blame on President Trump and his supporters.
“Heartbroken and furious reading about the attack on JussieSmollett. I want Trump and all MAGA lunatics to burn in Hell,” actor Billy Eichner said last month.
Heartbroken and furious reading about the attack on @JussieSmollett. I want Trump and all MAGA lunatics to burn in Hell.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 29, 2019
Read the full story via Breitbart
Faking a hate crime, faking a lynching, in order to frame a group of people you don’t agree with, should be charged as a hate crime! This is how mentally ill the left is. It’s time for lawsuits. Apologies don’t mean anything so we should stop asking for them. These mentally ill folks are hell-bent on destroying innocent lives.
I saw this meme someone had posted recently. Which explains this so well.
“Only in 2019, would a gay black actor, pay Nigerians $4k a piece, to buy a rope, throw it around his neck and beat him up in order to blame white folks. Happy Black History Month!”
Sure explains the mentally ill left well. How sick you have to be to pay people to beat you up so you can blame it on white people. Because you hate white people that bad..
Welcome to the racist left,folks!
Malia Obama’s Secret Facebook Account Reveals How Much She Hates Trump
Can you imagine being brought up with so much hate at such a young age?
Well..it seems Malia Obama’s secret Facebook page has reportedly been found, and it divulges her true feelings about President Donald Trump.
Malia Obama described President Trump as ‘evil’ on her secret Facebook page where she exchanges messages friends including Joe Biden’s granddaughter, Daily Mail revealed.
The Facebook page operates under a pseudonym and does not appear to have been publicly updated since 2017.
Its cover photograph is of a row of pink post-it notes which read: ‘Donald Trump is President,’ ‘This is not normal’, ‘Donald Trump is evil’ and ‘Don’t be complacent.’
Among the comments written beneath the photograph is one by Biden’s 20-year-old granddaughter Finnegan.
She said: ‘Never saw this. I like it.’
There were some other political activity on the page, including a petition demanding action after the shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival left 58 people dead.
Malia is attending Harvard and had moved into freshman dorms in August 2017, a few months after she posted it on her profile.
She had been living in New York City in the months beforehand while interning at The Weinstein Company. Weinstein offered Malia an internship as a favor to her father, Barack Obama.
There are some other personal posts and pictures as well, showing the travels Malia took during the year before starting Harvard University.
Read the full story via Daily Mail
Amazing how she calls President Trump “evil”….yet she was interning for Weinstein who has sexually abused many women in Hollywood. The left never ceases to amaze me. And nothing is scarier than when radical leftists have children. They raise them to be hateful human beings. These kids are subject to full-court-press Leftist propaganda 24/7.
Malia Obama is another example of a brainless liberal. Once you’ve declared someone “evil” there are no barriers for anything you do to them. No more analysis or intelligent evaluations to be made.
She has long since joined the ranks of “useless idiots.”
Funny… She doesn’t want to talk about her daddy who financed terror via Iran to the tune of $150 billion dollars.
She doesn’t know the definition of evil. The apple sure doesn’t fall very far from the tree.. this poor soul is just about as dumb as her racist father and mother.