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The stunner behind Mikey’s healing

A few weeks back, our pet pug Mikey, woke up sick.

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Unlike most mornings, we could not see him sniffing around or hear him bark until he is served. That morning he refused to eat. He  wobbled and seemed unable to stand steady on his legs.

So, we prayed over him.

With continuous rains and the ongoing social distancing, we were not too convinced whether we should find a vet. One reason was because we wanted to be careful about taking him out and what is prescribed to him but more because all these years, there has been no need for any such check-up or treatment for Mikey. An experienced pet supply store owner close to our house gave an ointment to apply over his paws and suggested we give him half a tablet of cetrizine.

For two days he refused to eat and wasn’t showing any improvement. He looked  weak and appeared to be getting breathless.

With so much bad news going around because of Covid-19, Mikey being in this condition added to the stress and uneasiness. It brought in an anxious and gloomy atmosphere.

The third night, we gathered as a family wanting to believe differently during our family prayer time, I began with a question ‘Why do you think God will heal Mikey? After all he is a dog, he does not read the Word, he does not pay tithes or give offerings, he does not testify to God’s goodness? So why should God heal him?’

‘Because God made animals’ was the answer from one of our kids.

It was an ok enough answer for me, but not one that I was looking for.  

In my heart, I was convinced of the mercy of God, so I said to my family. ‘I believe God will heal Mikey because the Lord is merciful, so let us all believe that Mikey will be totally fine by tomorrow’

Our Bible reading for the day was Mathew 15

The Faith of a Canaanite Woman

 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”

 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”

The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.

 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

“Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”

 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.

Jesus indirectly compared her to a dog, and it seems to me that He did it intentionally but not with an intent to hurt her. The woman wanted a great miracle. And a great miracle is often preceded by a great time of testing. Despite Jesus’ taunt, the woman didn’t give up. It didn’t matter whether she qualified for a miracle or not. She pleaded for mercy in her time of need. Impressed by her persistent faith, Jesus was compelled to grant her miracle.

After reading the scripture passage, I explained it a bit and repeated the question again ‘Why do you think Mikey would be fine by tomorrow?’

“Because Jesus is Merciful’.

This time everyone answered confidently as we ended our family devotional and prayer time.

The next morning, Mikey came to the dining table and began to sniff and bark in his usual style. It was the bark we had longed to hear for three days. The limping stopped, there was no wobble in his walk, his breathlessness stopped, and he was back to his energetic, enthusiastic self, doing his usual mischief.

When people came to seek help from Jesus, the Bible mentions that Jesus was moved with compassion. He is the same yesterday, today and forever, the loving and merciful nature of God revealed.

The understanding of God’s mercy by reading the scripture raised our faith.

The mercy of the Lord was the stunner behind Mikey’s healing.

27 comments on “The stunner behind Mikey’s healing

  1. Poetic Spirit
    September 6, 2020

    God is a good God and hears our prayers no matter what we ask for. I am so thankful to have Him to turn to. May God Bless you and your family.

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  2. francisashis
    September 6, 2020

    Yes,sometimes the Lord seeks for extraordinary faith from his devotees to answer prayers.Praise the Lord.🌹👍🙏

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Peter Loeffelbein
    September 7, 2020

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful story. God is merciful. I love the Bible reference that you used too.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      September 7, 2020

      I’m so glad you liked it Peter. Thank you for your encouraging thoughts. I pray for this reminder of God’s mercy to hover over you and your situations anytime you are in need.

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  4. Pure Glory
    September 7, 2020

    Daddy God is delights in giving his children good gifts. If Mikey matters to you and your family, it matters to him. He loves to give his good gifts and answer our prayers. He is merciful and wonderful in all his ways! Thank you for sharing about Mikey. Blessings!

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    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      September 7, 2020

      So true. Our Heavenly Father is so gracious and just remains forever eager to rush in and give solutions to anything that matters to us. I specially appreciate your kindness in continuing to encourage me with all your positive thoughts. Thank you so much.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Pure Glory
        September 7, 2020

        You are most welcome, Sophia Lorena! 💕😍

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        • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
          September 7, 2020

          hmm…been meaning to share this with you for a while but somehow it seems to get shelved but today i’m just not doing anything until i send you this link to my online channel which i’d really like you to visit and subscribe and share with your followers who might be in need of a prayer. no obligation. only if you can. when you can. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fetuHjfsro&t=57s

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          • Pure Glory
            September 8, 2020

            Checked out your YouTube channel. Your testimony is powerful. Jesus has already paid the price for our excellent health. You have a powerful ministry. Love and blessings!

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  5. Perth Girl
    September 7, 2020

    God is good. He has a way of reminding and teaching us of things. In the midst of all this chaos that this year has been, God in a very personal way reminder you of His mercy and that He cares for every creature. May we remember that as we go through our days.
    Blessings Sophia 💙.

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    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      September 7, 2020

      Such a beautiful comment. Thank you for sharing these thoughts with me Perth Girl. So true that God has His own ways of barging into situations and restoring normalcy and it doesn’t matter how big or small the issue, He loves dealing with it, for us.

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  6. herrychiccounsels
    September 7, 2020

    Wow. God is indeed unlimited. And His mercies flows forth!!. It is indeed a blessing to be called His. Faith unlocks!. 🙌

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      September 7, 2020

      Thanks for your lovely comment, you are so right that our God is absolutely awesome and when we call out to Him with a sincere attitude, He always responds with an answer.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. DeborahMarie
    September 8, 2020

    Sophia, I’m happy to hear that God answered your prayers and healed Mickey! I felt your sadness when he wasn’t feeling well. I am a dog lover, too💕

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  8. Marie
    September 10, 2020

    Isn’t God so good? I like how you asked your family again, after reading the day’s devotional, “why do you think Mikey will be fine by tomorrow?” and loved hearing “Because Jesus is merciful”. Prayer in faith believing for an answer and confident in knowing that He will answer is such an amazing thing to see and experience. I am so happy that Mikey is healed and doing better. Don’t you like how God will sometimes use even a family pet to encourage and strengthen our faith in Him? Blessings!

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    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      September 10, 2020

      Yes Marie the Lord Jesus is always helping us to strengthen our faith and everything around us. Thank you for this loving comment and for taking the time. Have a special day.

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  9. Beth Alisan
    September 11, 2020

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful testimony of prayer, family devotion time, and Mikey’s healing. Your children will never forget this experience of how they prayed, believed on the truth they heard in the Scripture, and saw the work of the Jesus’ healing hand on their beloved pet’s life.

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    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      September 11, 2020

      Amen Beth. I’m so glad you read this and appreciate your comment very much. Jesus is so amazing and I cannot stop myself from sharing of His goodness.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. parneetsachdev
    September 15, 2020

    With our deep reverence for your faith and love to Mikey.

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  11. Tangie T. Woods
    October 7, 2020

    Thank you for sharing this inspiring story. Please remain safe in the arms of the Lord.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      October 12, 2020

      So glad you stopped by to share this Tangie. I appreciate it and am so glad you liked the post. God Bless you too in all your efforts.

      Liked by 1 person

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