How Great Is Our God!

May 28, 2019 by Linawati Santoso (East Java, Indonesia)
Linawati with Go Kin Nio

“Is anything too hard for the Lord?” — Genesis 18:14 (NIV)

My aunt’s name is Go Kin Nio. She was born in October 1956, and she is the sister of my father. As I see my aunt (now) walking, it reminds me about God’s miracles.

As I have shared in my devotion, my aunt is unmarried and lives with me and my family. Two years ago, my aunt told us that her leg felt painful if she walked. Even she found it difficult to take a bath and use the restroom. Some days later, she could not walk. Every day she only sat on the sofa and moaned in pain. My sister, Meliana, took my aunt to the doctor. She got medicine, but felt no better. Often I heard my aunt’s groans: “Oh my leg… oh my leg!” I felt so sad to see my aunt like that. I then bought her a staff to help her with walking. Looking at her situation, first we thought that my aunt would never walk again. But later, everything changed, and I realize that God had mercy on us.

One day, a friend told my mom to give my aunt high-calcium milk. My aunt disliked milk, but we encouraged her to drink. A few days after drinking milk, she felt her pain reduced. Some weeks later, even though it was very slow and my aunt still need to hold the staff in her hand, she was able to walk wherever she wanted. Praise the Lord! Now I often see my aunt going to the market with my sister. She also made cake and sold it to our neighbors.

How great is our God! God can use even simple things like milk to make miracles. Praise God for sending my mother's friend to inform the way for us. My mother’s friend reminded me of the young girl, captive from Israel, whom served Naaman’s wife. She said to her mistress, “If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.”  Naaman then went to Samaria to meet Elisha. Elisha didn’t meet him but sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.” Even though Naaman was angry at first, he still obeyed that instruction. And finally, he got his recovery. His flesh was restored and became clean. (See 2 Kings 5:1-14.) God used the Jordan to restore Naaman’s flesh, much like God used milk to help my aunt. If you are facing sickness, marital problems, financial difficulties, problems with your children, or anything else; don’t stop putting your hope in God! Remember how great our God is! If we are asked, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” with confidence we can answer: “No, nothing is too hard for my God!”

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