Today, Sister Marie Kimmel tells about a time when she was at a medical crossroads and the very personal way God visited her.
Many years ago, our family went for a car ride with all the windows down to enjoy a cool breeze on a hot summer’s day. I could feel the wind blowing on my face … never thinking it would cause a problem.
Later that night, I woke from sleep with unbearable pain in my face. My face was distorted and pulled to one side as a result of this pain.
We went to the hospital emergency room where the doctor diagnosed me with trigeminal neuralgia, an inflammation of the fifth facial nerve.
Because it involves a facial nerve, no drugs can relieve this pain. All the doctor could offer was to sever the nerve, which would cause permanent disfigurement.
I decided to call an elder to anoint me. This gave me only a little bit of relief.
My trial went on for three days and nights. During this time, the Lord comforted me and told me to remain faithful. He reminded me of how many saints endured terrible trials but pressed on in faith and trust in His Holy Word.
After three days had passed, I awoke one morning to a bright light filling the room. (I was awake for what follows; it was not a dream.) I could sense a holy presence. Although I didn’t see our Lord, I felt large hands embrace my head and unspeakable joy and love filled my entire body. His hands then poured oil on my head, and instantly I was healed of this terrible affliction.
These were the words He spoke to me: “There is no night when the Shepherd leads the way.”
All praise and honor to God for His mercy, which is everlasting.
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