By Brian Fegter
Yesterday, I stood at the foot of the bed of a two-year-old boy who was in a coma. His parents had all but given up hope. They told me the child’s doctor had told them there was no God, that their son was just brain matter with no soul, so they should not be sad. He said that if there was a God, why would he let this happen to this child? They told him they believed in God, and he said, “Well, you must have interrupted his plans by pulling him from the pool.”
I was in utter s…hock that a doctor would impose this on a patient. His words had vaporized their faith. I didn’t know what to say. I tried to reach back and find something comforting to say, but I hit a brick wall. I looked over and saw the Gideon Bible laying on the counter and started reading the first passages that came to mind: Psalm 139 and 23 and Hebrews 11:1.
In a moment, I saw the light of faith arise again. The nurses stopped to listen to the Word. We prayed and laid hands on that baby and you could feel the presence of God enter the room. The parents said they felt the change in the room as well! The darkness that atheism imposed on them was gone.
If you don’t know what else to do or say, start reading the Word declaratively in the hearing of others or just yourself if you’re discouraged. When you hear it spoken, it creates an environment for faith to increase!”
Romans 10:17 (KJV)
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”