Jun 13, 2010

Healing For a Co-worker

After a few days off work, I came back to find my EMT partner hobbling to the ambulance on our first call. He winced in pain as we lifted the gurney. I could tell something was wrong. I asked what happened. He didn't answer me directly, but instead asked if our company provided short term disability insurance. I asked why he wanted to know. He said he injured his back on his last shift and was experiencing severe pain in his lower back and along the sciatic nerve, which runs down the back of the leg. He was also having muscle spasms and was concerned he might have a herniated lumbar disc.

After our first call we made it to the station, where he collapsed in a recliner. My partner has already been healed on four previous occasions while on duty; once each of a headache, neck pain, back pain and a hand injury. I decided to go for number five.

I walked over to where he was sitting and asked where the pain was. I had him lean forward and placed my hand on the middle of his back. I said a short prayer – commanding the pain and the spirit of trauma to leave and threw in my usual comment, “You’re healed, now stop acting like a sissy.”

Later that day (after we ran a few more calls) I asked how he felt. He reported that all the pain and muscle spasms were gone. It’s been a few days since he was healed. The pain hasn’t returned.

My friend had many concerns; would he require surgery? How would the injury affect his life at home? Would he lose a few months of work while going through physical therapy or rehabilitation?

Thanks to a God who heals, none of them came to pass. No MRI, No doctor’s appointment, no pain medications or time off work. All of these were avoided. This kind of healing can be done through anyone.