A few years ago, when I was an elementary school principal,...

A few years ago, when I was an elementary school principal, I chaperoned some sixth-grade students to Washington, D.C., during spring break. I had been having trouble with painful knees, but decided that the problem wasn't so bad I couldn't make the trip. I'd been praying, and was expecting the condition to be healed.

While I was in Washington, the condition became so serious I felt I couldn't go on. One night, after a long, active day, I considered flying home so I could give more attention to praying about this problem. Immediately the thought came to me "Take your stand for Truth now and continue the trip." With the firm decision to stay with the tour and participate as everyone expected me to do (no one knew of this problem), I found the pain lessened so that I could keep up with the strenuous schedule and enjoy it. The pain continued to fade, and a complete healing came within two weeks after my return home. Since that time I have had no difficulty whatsoever with my knees. One passage from the Bible that was most helpful to me was "Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not. ... Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing" (Isa. 35:3–6).

January 16, 1995

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