Giving Glory to the Father

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A couple of weeks ago, something tragic happened in our family’s lives. Our dog Sunny, who we absolutely love and adore, woke up paralyzed one morning from the middle of his spine and ribcage down.  No one knew what happened to him, it just happened.

We took him to the vet and found out he had ruptured three discs in his back and there was hemorrhaging. His nervous system was shutting down, and surgery was an option, but it seemed to be a lost cause.

After prayers and acceptance of what had happened, my mom threw her heart and faith on the line to God. She called me and said, “I asked God to heal Sunny. The doctor said he only has a 20% chance of walking again after the surgery, but I don’t buy it. I asked God to heal Him and I believe what He says. He can do it—it’s 100%. Sunny is going to walk again.”

Jesus said in John 14:12-14 John 14:12-14 [12] Truly, truly, I say to you, He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to my Father. [13] And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. [14] If you shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
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, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”

So we put our faith into action, stood firm in our belief despite those who couldn’t see, and we took Sunny to have surgery. We carried him home after surgery and gave him the therapy he needed. We even daily duct taped the “Men’s Depends” diapers on him because he can’t go to the bathroom himself.

And then it happened. Within a few days after the surgery, his toes were moving. I was one of many whom my mom called, filled with joy over the miracle she witnessed, endlessly praising God and giving honor to Him. Even the vet told her, “I’ve been doing this for 38 years and I’ve never seen anything like this. Sunny had drive and tried moving around the moment we got him off of the operating table.” Today, Sunny can stand up and Jesus Christ has given glory to the Father in doing this. My mom and my family did nothing to earn this gift; we aren’t on a higher par with God. But we follow Him, asked and acted in faith, and believed that God wanted the absolute best for us—including Sunny.

I believe God is healing Sunny because we asked Him—and because He cares and He wants to. And that’s all there is to it. Sunny is going to walk again.

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