Dwight L. Moody was familiar with hardship. He lost his father when he was quite young, grew up in poverty, worked rather than going to school, and lived through the Civil War and the Chicago fire. He lost grandchildren, survived a ship wreck, and worked with the urban poor. Moody experienced life’s challenges personally, as well as wading into the difficulties that others were facing. Despite or perhaps because of the challenges he faced, he continued to see God in the midst of trial. Moody once wrote "I am so thankful that I have a joy that the world can not rob me of; I have a treasure that the world can not take from me; I have something that is not in the power of man or devil to deprive me of, and that is the joy of the Lord." (Taken from https://moodycenter.org/articles/let-us-pray). In times of joy, of trouble or of normality, we can turn to the Lord. Below is a true story from one of our parishioners.
I was very ill in Oct 2018 with a bad stomach, the doctor diagnosed a growth & an operation was an emergency. Without it I would die before the next day. One operation later, a week in hospital, and chemotherapy for six months and by Christmas 2019 I was well on the way to a new life.
How quickly I recovered amazed me and everybody who knew me. The answer is quite easy PRAYER.
I believe it is a medicine a doctor cannot prescribe, but, everyone who knew me did by praying for a painless recovery, I would like to thank you all who prayed for me, you all brought me back from adversity.
God Bless you All.
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