I was born and raised Wisconsin Synod Lutheran. I memorized everything I was supposed to but it never had any meaning. I flunked out of confirmation class. That is when I started to really hate God
But some mild hate and bitterness was building up for a long long time. As a child I was abused a lot (physically ,sexually, verbally, emotionally) and I blamed God.
When I was 15 my life changed. I really didn't believe in God at the time (and if he did exist he certainately did not love me) But June 4th, 1994 I went to a store called Family Bookstore (thinking it was a regular bookstore). While I was there I saw a poster with this verse:
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
I left the store and went to the daycare where I volunteered. I played with the kids on the playground. I was hanging upside down from the monkey bars. I few hours later I would not be able to do this.
After work I went to the park with a friend. She was on the jungle gym and I climbed a tree. I remember climbing the tree like I was climbing a ladder. It was so easy to climb. My friend saw me and told me to get down because I was too high. She said it was 30-35 feet. I started to climb down but I lost my footing. I could feel myself falling with the wind going past me but I felt no pain at all. My body hit several branches on the way down. It all seemed to happen in slow motion. I prayed to God "No God! Not me! Not now!!" And I remembered the verse Jeremiah 29:13. I landed on the ground on my head..my neck was bent.. my legs still against the tree. I got up and walked.
I got back to the place I was living at. I called my mom. I told her what all happened and she convinced me to go to the hospital to get checked out. So I went to the hospital but didn't think it was a big deal since I never broke a bone in my life. I later found out that I broke 2 bones in my neck (2nd and 7th cervical vertebrae) and had a compression fracture of 2 bones in my back (5th and 6th thorasic vertebrae). I was put in a brace from the waist up.
My nurse came in to the room and said "Do you know Jesus? He saved you tonight!" I thought she was crazy. But through the night she shared with me God's love and compassion. By the time morning came around, I had asked Jesus to come into my life. I had done this before but this time I really meant it!! It was a decision I made and was not forced into.
I was supposed to be in my brace for 6-8 months. I kept taking it off and could have easily reinjured myself or even could have killed myself. And a few times I really hoped that that would have been the result. But I was healed in 1 1/2 months and didn't even need Physical therapy.
I wish I could say I lived happily ever after. That would be great! But I would be lying. I am still full of sin and pain so God has his work cut out for him! This battle is not mine. It is God's! He will fight for me! I do believe that one day I will totally be free.
God has healed me once before and I know he can do it again.
(and He did).....
Yet another testimony of mine
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