Thursday, January 27, 2011


Think miracles don't still happen?

Just ask Duane Miller. He was just a pastor who came down with a sore throat one Sunday morning and lost his voice.

For three years!

He wasn't completely inaudible. He just sounded like he had the worst case of laryngitis ever. And because his voice was so difficult to hear, he had to resign as Pastor. So all of a sudden, Duane found himself jobless. He thought about writing, but nobody would publish him if he couldn't speak to promote his work. All kinds of jobs were immediately ruled out because of his voice (or lack thereof), so his wife had to return to work for some income.

Duane's Sunday School class kept asking him to teach, and they said they could set him up with an ultra-sensitive microphone to do so. And since they said they didn't mind his raspy voice nor having to strain to understand him, he finally agreed.

He was to preach on the next lesson in a curriculum that had been put in place years before, which was Psalm 103:1-4:

Bless the LORD, O my soul, all that is within me, bless His name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and do not forget all His benefits--
He forgives all my sins,
He heals all my diseases,
He redeems my life from the pit
and crowns me with love and compassion.

When he was well into his raspy rendition of a sermon, he began reading this passage of Scripture. And as you'll hear, his voice is fully restored as he reads of the One who forgives sin and heals disease. And by the way, that Sunday when Duane's voice was restored was three years to the week from when he lost it.

Our God is still Jehovah Rapha (our healer). He still makes a way! That's not just a thing of the past, not just the way He worked in Biblical times. He still does miracles.

Hear it with your own ears. When you get to the page, click to play "The Moment." Trust me, it's well worth the two minutes of your time!

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