‘Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.’ (John 14:13 ESV)
A parent will do almost anything to relieve the suffering of their child. They hate to see their son or daughter suffer with sickness or pain and will do all they can to make them better.
As Christians, we know that God has the power to heal any disease, so we take our requests to God, knowing he will answer. Of course, he doesn’t always answer the way we want and he doesn’t always heal, but there are times when God uses healing to do something much greater in a person’s life. Here’s one example.
When Fuad’s son got sick, he pleaded with God to heal him, but there was no response and his son’s condition only deteriorated. Fuad prayed to every deity he could think of. Then he decided to borrow some money so that he could take his son to the doctor, but on the way he had a strange feeling that he should talk to Jesus and ask him for help.
Fuad prayed, ‘If this is you, Jesus, then show me your miracles’. He continued to walk and found some money on the street. It was the money he needed, so he returned home immediately, where he found his son healed and well.
Fuad decided to take his son to the doctor anyway, but the doctor found nothing wrong.
Who is this Christ?
This answered prayer amazed Fuad and made him wonder, Who is this Christ? Jesus is mentioned in the Qur’an, but is only considered a prophet by Muslims, inferior in status to the prophet Muhammad. Fuad didn’t know much about Isa al-Masih (Jesus the Messiah), so he went online. His search took him to our Arabic language website.
Fuad filled in a web form and a member of our response team replied. He shared his amazing story with Mira* and had many personal questions that he wanted her, as a Christian, to answer. Mira did this and explained to him who Jesus is and what he did on the cross. Soon after, Fuad made a decision to follow him. This is what he wrote as his declaration of faith:
‘Oh Jesus. Who else should I cry to? I was wrong, confused and in despair. I needed you and there you were beside me. I was wrong, so forgive me, my Lord. Accept me in your kingdom. Deliver me from the evil one. Thank you for your love, my Lord Jesus.’
Mira continues to be in touch with Fuad. He is being discipled and arrangements are being made for his baptism.
Fuad now wants his wife to know Jesus. He is praying for her, and thinking about how he can share Christ with her. This is a big step since the way his wife responds may change their marriage.
Praise God that this wonderful answered prayer brought Fuad into a personal relationship with the King of Kings. Pray now for Fuad’s wife to have an open heart as she hears about God’s amazing love and mercy through Jesus Christ.
*Names changed for security.