We’ve all had those moments in our life when we’ve said “whoo-hoo”, for what ever reason. Something great and good happened to us, a friend, or a family member. Today was one of those days when you want to just say “whoo hoo” — life is good! This morning I saw my doctor for a routine six-month check. Taking cholesterol medicine means checking many blood and liver functions! The first whoo-hoo was my cholesterol levels have come down – considerably! Other blood tests were outstanding too! And, Dr. V reminded me of how much I weighed a year ago, and where I was today. A big whoo-hoo! Weight Watchers IS working, along with the fitness center workouts! Tonight at the fitness center was a great workout. I’m encouraged with the results. The other woo-hoo was weigh-in at the Weight Watchers meeting. One more pound gone! I know, it’s slow but I’m loosing the pounds!
Sunday was one of those “whoo-hoo” moments too. Pastor Steve Fowler spoke and taught us from the book of Ephesians. The sermon was outstanding as usual; but, there were two — yes two “whoo-hoo” moments in the service. Pastor Steve shared with us about praying for a classmate of his son who has Crones Disease. This young man was scheduled to have fairly radical surgery. Pastor Steve came to a gathering of teens where this young man was, along with his son. Pastor Steve was asked to pray for the accountability group his son is part of. He prayed specifically for healing from God for this young man with Crones Disease. At the hospital and through the rigorous tests, the medical team discovered the disease in the young man wasn’t there! God had healed this young man. The seriousness of the situation had been removed! God’s miracle once again!
The second “whoo-hoo” moment was Logan sharing the experience of becoming a father for the first time nearly two weeks ago. His son had some medical complications which required attention at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. This young couple were given two options, with one much more invasive and intense, vs. a short, 20-minute procedure. The medial team advised of the more invasive and serious operation. Logan shared that he and his wife, at OHSU, prayed that God would just take care of this situation. Once the baby was taken into the operating room, and again tests done, etc…the medical team came out and said the more serious option is not needed. We can fix the problem in about 20 minutes! Again, God touched this precious new life!
Miracles happen today, sometimes we just don’t see them or acknowledge that one has occurred. My heart cries out the scriptures from the Old Testament book of Isaiah — “strength will rise, as we wait upon the Lord”. As we wait upon the Lord, our strength increases. We learn what patience is, and what “in His time” means. God isn’t on a rigorous schedule. He takes His time. He desires we take our time and spend time with Him.
I hope you have a “whoo-hoo” moment this week! I know I’ve been blessed by my “whoo-hoo” moments this week! Life is Good when You Know God!