Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Testimony of Praise and Healing


















PRAISE AND ANSWERED PRAYER!

Today, I share a praise. Many of you are struggling with some form of cancer. I introduce, Frances. She lives in my home town, Landrum, South Carolina. I and many others have prayed for her for many months. She is now in "remission." She wrote this poem and read it to her Sunday School Class. Her daughter shared it with me and I asked permission to share it with all of you. It is so easy to get discouraged and Frances faced those days, too. Her battle was a difficult one with many obstacles, but she is here today to praise GOD for the "victory" HE gave her. The battle was HIS all along!

Blessed to share Frances testimony,
Andrea




" A Special Rainbow "

Today I saw a Rainbow, just above the ground,
Underneath an Oak Tree; where usually there not found.

God is always faithful ~ if we let him lead the way,
When we give our heart to Jesus and trust him day by day.

Satan wants to blind us and see us go astray,
Yet, God will not allow this if we sincerely pray.

The Rainbow is a promise, from whom we can depend;
God will never leave us ~ Oh, What A Glorious End!

Written By: Frances Collins

July 23, 2009
This was the week after my 3rd chemo, the roughest days of my treatment cycle. I forced myself to go outside and water the azaleas under an oak tree by our drive. The sun came through the leaves creating a beautiful rainbow each time I moved the hose. It was much smaller but had all the perfect colors of a rainbow.

Pastor Mullinax drove up a few minutes later and I told him about this very real experience. He smiled and said, "Frances, I have been praying for God to send you a rainbow."

Think about it!!!!! Is God Real?

My family and I want to think all of you for your support, cards etc. Most of all, for your faithful prayers which Our Lord chose to answer.
God Bless Each Of You,
Frances Collins

54 comments:

Denise said...

Such a precious testimony of God's unfailing love.

Deborah Ann said...

Beautiful poem, and even more lovely - the rainbows! I can just see God smiling down on Frances and surrounding her with a spectrum of colors.

Thanks for sharing this dear woman's poem!

Being Me said...

A miracle indeed, and a powerful testimony to faith. I hope David is doing well, Andrea.
Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing it with us.
BM

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Andrea,

I love this posting. Rainbows mean so very much to me. When I first started my blog I had a beautiful picture of a rainbow posted on my site that I had taken in my back yard. Rainbows are very special to me and when I see one I am in awe, absolute awe and it takes my breath away because I know what it means.

Yes, this is a beautiful testimony and it fills my heart this morning. I will pray for your friend sweet sister.

I love you Anrea,
Alleluiabelle

Frau said...

That is a really beautiful poem thanks for sharing.

Freddae' said...

Just amazing. Simply beautiful.

Just Breathe said...

Praise God, that is a beautiful poem.

Parsley said...

How touching!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Wonderful testimony.
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

christy rose said...

What a glorious end!!! That was a beautiful poem and testimony!

Girly Muse said...

Thank the Lord! It's wonderful to hear a good report.

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

We truly do have a God that honors those promises He made so long ago. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story and poem of restoration.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jeanette Levellie said...

Love that poem, Frances. I think it's wonderful when God confirms our prayers like that. Praise the Lord for healing you!!

Jen
Audience of ONE

Lori said...

how wonderful!!! i work as a nurse, and i have seen a few recoveries from illness that i definitely consider to be miracles!!!

Edie said...

I love this story. Every time I see a rainbow I think of God and am reminded that He is always thinking of us too.

Love you!

nazia said...

Thats very deep.....i wish her to get well soon....

jooollliiiessss

Cathy said...

What a wonderful testimony to God's grace and healing power!

Nancy said...

It is always such a comfort when we can see tangible answers to prayer. How wonderful that God sent the rainbows to Frances and she knew that is was an answer to prayer. Love to hear praise reports.

He & Me + 3 said...

That is awesome and her poem is just beautiful.

Shirley said...

Oh, yes, He's real, and I love how He works!

Karen said...

Beautiful poem and testimony!

RCUBEs said...

Beautiful and true!!! Glory to God! God bless and may the Lord's healing and strength cover her.

Crown of Beauty said...

OH dear Andrea,
What a beautiful Christmas story. Thank you for sharing it.

I love rainbows...so you can understand how this poem and story is so special for me!

Please tell Frances that I was touched by her story and am praising God for her special healing.

Love
Lidj

blueviolet said...

What a wonderful thing you've shared with us! Thank you.

E @ Scottsville said...

What a great tesitmony!

{{hugs}}

Rebecca said...

Thanks for passing on such a strong witness of God's grace, special timing, and personal interest in His children!

Faith Imagined said...

Beautiful poem and faith story! God is always faithful!!!

Pet said...

Simply beautiful, praising God with you and Frances.God is always faithful, If we let him lead the way. Always

Wanda's Wings said...

How beautiful. What a story of praise.

Debbie said...

What a wonderful testimony not only to the power of our mighty God, but to His love and comfort. I love that He gave her that rainbow when she was having such a hard day. Thanks for sharing this...Blessings, Debbie

debbie said...

DEAR ANDREA,
I HAD TO COME VISIT YOU AFTER READING A COMMENT YOU LEFT ON CHRISSY'S BLOG ABOUT DRIVING A 100 MILES TO DELIVER A HOMELESS DOG TO HIS FOREVER HOME. MY HUSBAND AND I FOSTER NEWBORN KITTENS THAT ARE BROUGHT TO US OR WE FIND. IF WE HAD THE MONEY WE WOULD SPAYED OR NEUTER EVERY FERAL CAT WE FOUND. WE HAVE 2 CATS, 1 KITTEN AND 2 DOGS...ALL INSIDE PETS AND THEY GET ALONG BEAUTIFULLY...ALL RESCUE BUT ROMEO AND HE WAS A RESCUE BECAUSE MY ONLY 33 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER GRADUATED TO HEAVEN AFTER WINNING HER BATTLE WITH CANCER. SHE BATTLED CANCER SINCE SHE WAS 10 1/2 YEARS. MY GRIEF IS UNBEARABLE AT TIMES AS I FEEL I NEEDED HER MORE THAN GOD BUT JESUS IS MY SAVIOR AND SHE IS HAPPY IN HIS PRESENCE AND I CAN'T EVEN BEGIN TO IMAGINE HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS IN HEAVEN ESPECIALLY AT CHRISTMAS. SHE WILL NEVER SUFFER AGAIN OR KNOW SADNESS.
I WILL BE PRAYING FOR FRANCES AND THAT IN THE PRECIOUS NAME OF JESUS SHE STAYS IN REMISSION AND SEES MANY MORE RAINBOWS. HER POEM IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND THAT HER PASTOR HAD BEEN PRAYING FOR A RAINBOW FOR HER. WHEN YOU ARE BATTLING CANCER YOU NEED THOSE GIFTS FROM GOD AND HE IS FAITHFUL.
I AM JOINING YOUR BLOG AS I WANT TO BE ATTATCHED TO PRAYING CHRISTIANS....I LOVE HOW YOUR PRAYER LIST ROTATES....I AM JUST A SELF TAUGHT BLOGGER AND I DON'T KNOW ABOUT ALL THOSE FANCY THINGS.
ANGEL HUGS
DEBBIE
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU IN SAFETY AS YOU DRIVE WITH THIS SPECIAL DOG TO HIS NEW HOME. MAY YOU ALWAYS BE BLESSED FOR YOUR LOVE OF ANIMALS....MY DAUGHTER SO LOVED ANIMALS.

Wenny said...

Hi Andres, thanks for sharing Frances' poem. It is so beautiful, reminder to us all of God's ever presence.

Thank you very much.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love the way God works miracles in our lives. Thanks for sharing this poem and story.
Blessings,
Marcia

Just Be Real said...

Always encourages my heart to see God's supernatural work in progress. Thank you for sharing Andrea. Blessings.....

sarah said...

To me Andrea, you are an extension of God's love.....and His beauty in this world. Thank you for sharing this story. Sarah

~*Michelle*~ said...

Oh I just got goosebumps......I LOVE the promise of God that rainbows bring! Will be praying for Frances too.....thank you for sharing her with us!

Deidra said...

Oh yes, God is real. The word became flesh, and lived among us! Praying today that you are holding on to peace!

Tracy said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem. Our God is good.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a precious dear lady you are Andrea for sharing this with all of us. It is so true and I am so amazed at how many Christian ladies I have found out here in blog land. Praise God for of them lifting us up everyday and reminding us what that he is always there for us.
Many blessings for sharing this and thank you for leaving your comment this morning on my site. Honestly I am just like you I am never good at this game either. lol
Maggie
PS you don't have to know the answer to win the giveaway. So come back and enter in a few days

Auntie Cake said...

What a wonderful post! So nice to see little miracles from God when we need them most. Take care and have a lovely Christmas, I know you know the true meaning of Christmas, so maybe I should say, "Happy Birthday to Jesus!" instead...
Kate

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Praise God!!! He sends us rainbows!! His promises are eternal!

Nezzy said...

We serve a God who is bigger than any stinkin' cancer!

Enjoy the day basking in His love!!!

Alice Grace said...

Praise God for His comfort to those who trust in Him! I pray for Frances and for those who are suffering with that dreaded disease! God is able!

Dawn Jenkins said...

I love your blog...I am going to have to come out to south carolina because your pictures are amazing. I am with you...every name (even cancer) bows down to the NAME OF JESUS.

Wylie said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!

Janean said...

thank you for sharing her beautiful poem.

SmilingSally said...

While we're at it, let's all remember Ashley of I'm too Jazzed to Sleep. She's in the fight of her life struggling with ovarian cancer. She's a beautiful Christian; please pray for her and visit her blog. Her mom, Ann, is posting updates.

Shadow said...

you gave me goosebumps!

Regina said...

Wonderful testimony. Thank you for sharing.
Such a beautiful poem.

Hello Andrea.
Regards.

LAURA said...

I gave you an award on my blog. :)

LisaShaw said...

Thank you for sharing this precious Frances' testimony. May the Hand of our GOD remain with her.

Andrea, before I take some time off line wanted to come by to wish you and your family a blessed CHRISTmas and New Year. It's been a treat knowing you this year and sharing THE LORD together.

Much love and prayers remain for you dear sister.

Beautiful Mess said...

Thank you for sharing, that was beautiful!

Love, Jen

Rachel Follett said...

Beautiful poem!

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