The first miracle that I saw happen, the first instantaneous one, was healing a cold sore.
When my daughter, Vicki, was home from college, looking for a summer job, she had a bunch of stores lined up, hoping to get a sales person job. She’d already hit a few places.
All of them so far had turned her down, and she was losing confidence. The problem was, her looks. She had developed a horrendous cold sore at the edge of her mouth, red, swollen, and oozing. No one wanted to look at her, let alone hire her.
She sat down on the stairs to the second floor of our house and whimpered, “It hurts, Momma. It hurts so bad.“
My heart melted. Poor baby!
Then I remembered what I’d been learning at a Jesus People prayer meeting. Yes, Jesus healed people. And Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever! I saw people healed at our weekly prayer meeting. I tried to remember the routine.
Placing my hand on her cheek near the sore, I said, “Jesus. I believe that you heal people today. I ask you to heal my precious daughter, Vicki. You know that she needs to earn money this summer for school. You know she’s being turned away because of this horrid sore on her mouth. Heal her, Jesus! “
And then I remembered something else I’d learned. Speak to the problem! So I said, “In the name of Jesus, sore, I command you to go!”
I waited a bit, then, loud and firm, I said, “Cold sore, be gone! In the name of Jesus.”
The sore began to sizzle, just like an egg in a frying pan.
Vicki said, “It’s hot, Mama. It’s burning up!”
And sure enough, it was. Within a few minutes, it had formed a scab which soon dropped off.
By the next morning, her face was clear of any blemish.
That very day, she was hired at a boutique to sell dresses and handbags.
And I knew that, not only does Jesus heal today, but He heals when an ordinary person like me asks Him to heal. Praise God!