While not in the mainstream media, yet, it caught my attention at how desperate people are to hear miracle stories and how they will believe without any skepticism. This story was shared directly from the page about 5000 times. There is no telling how far it was shared after that.
For over a year, Joey has been learning on Sunday that he can hear God’s voice and heal the sick.
Joey’s aunt became extremely ill. She was so ill that they were not accepting visitors. But one day little Joey decided that he needed to go and pray for his aunt Mindy. He specifically said he wanted to pray for her in Jesus’ name so she could be healed.
The mom shared, “As we got into the house, I was shocked at how my sister looked. I hardly recognized her. She was so weak. She didn’t even lift her head off the couch where she was laying covered up. She just opened her eyes and looked at us.”
His mother wrote, “As he was praying, I opened my eyes and stared in awe of the transformation I was witnessing. It was miraculous. If I hadn’t seen it for myself, I wouldn’t have believed it. The color began to rise back in her face. Her dull eyes started to sparkle and shine. The person who was too weak to raise her head to see who was at the door a few minutes ago actually sat up!
Joey is 6 years old. The article quotes him as saying “‘Heavenly Father, I ask You to touch my aunt Mindy and heal her, because we know by Your stripes she is healed. Thank You for her healing in Jesus name. Amen.’” The picture included with the story suggests that small children are being taught to pray over people. This article is completely questionable. Did he really say that? Was the woman sick and really get better? Are childrent being taught to be faith healers?
It’s a story, not a testimonial, not facts, not established as true and there is no sense to a rational conclusion that the boy healed the woman.
It’s. A. Story. Similar to lots we’ve heard before that didn’t pan out.
I understand that people are very strong in their faith and will to believe. The news source appeals to this type of person. However, I suspect we will get this story also from the mainstream media who will present this to us as something to ponder. But I can’t throw away everything we know to be true about human physiology and medicine and say “God did it”. That would be insulting to all the doctors and professionals that have worked so hard to make us live longer, healthier lives than ever. We KNOW that works. It has a very well documented track record. Faith healing? Not at all.
Stories of faith healing are bad enough, possibly resulting in people putting health decisions into the hands of charlatans. It’s even worse to teach children they can do such miracles. Sickening. This is a shame of such fervent religious belief.