“Your prayers and alms have ascended as a memorial before God. Acts 10:4b
One year ago today, the Creator of the Universe, my Great Healer, touched my body and spun me around in a new direction. Jehovah-Rapha, healed me of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome at the lowest point of my life—I was on the brink of disability and considering resigning the position I dearly loved.
There is no cure for fibromyalgia—just coping skills, just one day in front of another.
Days filled with prayers. Prayers for healing. Prayers for coping. Prayers for direction. Prayers.
I longed to fill my days with alms or deeds of charity. Alms for God’s work. Alms for God’s people. Alms for the lost. Alms.
Our prayers and alms ascend as a memorial before God. The Israelites also built memorials before them to remind them of God’s miraculous work in their lives, and they taught their children how God intervened in their lives. And God established memorials for the Israelites.
“Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as a permanent ordinance.” Exd 12:14
This day is a memorial to me, and I shall celebrate it as a day to the LORD; I will proclaim the mighty works of the Lord and His power to heal and to thrust His people into the works He has planned for them before the foundation of the world.
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. The LORD performs righteous deeds And judgments for all who are oppressed.” Psalm 103:1-6
What memorials have you created before the Lord?