Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Great Physician

This is a walking staff I made for Peggy Savage, a precious lady who is in my Sunday School Class. It has "Amazing Grace" on it. There is a great story behind this and I wanted to share it. Peggy had actually paid me for a walking cane when I was at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN. It had the hymn "The Great Physician" on it. Peggy had been through a lot of physical problems and every time I made a cane with this song I would think of her. She carried the cane with her to church all the time. One Sunday when we were at Tabernacle Baptist Church, there was a young girl there who had been in a really bad car accident. She was in a wheelchair and the church had been praying for her for quite a while. At the end of the service we started singing "The Great Physician". All I could think of was Peggy's walking cane, and the Holy Spirit was speaking to Peggy as well. The family had their daughter come forward at the end of the service and our Pastor and Deacons prayed for her and anointed her with oil, praying the prayer of faith for her healing. At the end of the service, Peggy took her walking cane to the front of the church and gave it to the young girl as a gift. I still cry thinking about it at times. It was such a selfless thing she did and it just made me love her more than I already did. Peggy has a huge heart and is always doing for others. So, I made her another cane and put "Amazing Grace" on it, and made a mental note to think of others more often, and to keep my precious sister, Peggy, in my prayers to the Great Physician.

1 comment:

  1. Terri,

    I just read this story and it is such a blessing! Thank you so much for writing about it so others can know of the goodnes of our Lord!