The man was suffering pain in his elbow from an operation that had put plates in his elbow, but had come adrift. He had fallen 50 feet in the course of an illegal activity and was suffering the consequences. I shared that I’d fallen 50 feet myself and lived, though I had suffered a fractured skull and broken leg. Mine was long ago; his was recent.
He shared how other aspects of his life had fallen apart, and he was missing his two children who had been adopted two years ago. He said he had 4 Bibles at home and wanted to go to a church. I hadn’t mentioned church or Bibles myself. I noticed several recent open wounds across his arm where he’d cut himself.
I told him Jesus was still healing today and shared some recent events I’d witnessed where Jesus had healed several people of various physical problems. I offered to pray for his elbow; he was agreeable, so I did. First time round he felt something change, but wasn’t sure what it was. I did hands on a second time and he said most of the pain was gone.
I shared the gospel with him. I also shared about the time when Jesus had appeared to me in my bedroom at home. He thought he was a Christian on the basis of having gone to church in the past. I told him a Christian is someone who surrenders control of their life to Jesus, and trusts Jesus for their future life – starting now. I explained the love of Jesus and how Jesus longs for us to get right with Him.
I recommended a local church for him to go to. I couldn’t meet him there as I had a family commitment this weekend. He thanked me for everything. I gave him my website card and suggested he contact me about a Bible passage he was interested in. For more on the gospel see this website