Heart attacks and Hallelujahs


Sunday we had just finished our the singing portion of our worship, and one man in our church began to have a heart attack. At that moment several things happened. An urgent call for prayer was shouted out. 911 was called. Someone had some nitro pills to provide, another had some aspirin. People prayed alone, the congregation prayed together, we all prayed. The ambulance came and whisked him away, and we returned to the service – changed – with a call on God for grace.

When I finally got to the hospital, he was admitted. The nurse declared yes it was a heart attack. However the next morning blood tests revealed nothing. later tests were even more inconclusive. The heart attack wasn’t despite every single classic heart attack symptom being there.

We have only one conclusion – in keeping with all of this, God must have healed and restored. It doesn’t make sense otherwise. Yes diagnostics change things, and yes there is a hesitancy sometimes to make a declaration of one type of illness over another – but to the untrained at least – God healed this man.

Even if that’s not the case, God still gets the glory because we were trusting Him in the time of turmoil.