Testimony of Healing – Hearing Restored
In 2011, we bought a house with large, overgrown trees crowding the perimeter of the back yard. One was close enough to threaten the house.
So we left a message for a tree guy we used before.
About ten days later, he returned the call. He began by apologizing for the delay. He was not able to do anything for five days due to a terrible earache. This was the first day he felt well enough to get out of bed.
It surprised me that he went into so much detail about his ear problem. He said his ear still felt like it had concrete in it. He couldn’t hear a thing with that ear. After seeing four doctors, it still had not improved.
I gave him our address. He just happened to be nearby, and I just happened to be at the house doing some work. (We had not moved in yet.) He said he would stop by soon.
After I hung up the phone and got back to work, I couldn’t get his situation off my mind. I prayed for healing in his ear.
By the time he arrived, I was looking for an opportunity to pray for him in person. We walked around the yard to look at the trees. He gave us his bid and again began to talk about his ear.
I said, “Why don’t we pray for you?” He was okay with that.
My husband prayed while I touched the area behind his ear.
This guy who climbs and cuts down giant trees for a living closed his eyes and bowed his head while we commanded all infection and infirmity to GO!
When we finished, he opened his eyes and said he had goose bumps all over. It was at least 90 degrees that day, so it wasn’t because he was cold.
He also said that while we prayed, he felt a pop in his ear.
My husband said, “you can hear now, too, can’t you?”
He said, “yeah, I can!”
He told us he was baptized in a Baptist church when he was 8, but he later wandered away. Two years ago, he fell from a tall tree and nearly died. He pointed to a long scar on his leg.
We talked a bit more before he left. He thanked us for praying.
I can hear!!
A few days later, I called to ask when he could start on our work. As soon as he realized who I was, he thanked me profusely for “what you did for me the other day.” I asked if his ear was feeling better. He said, “it’s only a little stopped up now but, “I can HEAR!“
After we talked about the work, he thanked me again.
A few weeks later, he told us he remembered a verse his mother told him, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20
He also told us how he got into drugs, lost his family, and went bankrupt. For the past year, he was diligently trying to rebuild his life.
His mother is still living, so I’m sure he told her about this experience. As a praying mother, I can imagine what an encouragement it was to her.
It was and is an encouragement to us, too. I wrote it down so I won’t forget.
Thank You, Lord, that Travis’ hearing is restored and for reminding him how much You still love him.