I shared this verse with my friend Diane Callahan last year when a group of friends gathered to declare life into her cancer afflicted body. Then a few weeks ago the group gathered one last time to pray over her. The last thing I heard her say on this Earth was quoting this verse to the group. It was so precious.
She quoted scripture daily over herself from cards she had written. A woman of faith who declared healing to her body till her last few days. Even though she didn’t receive the full manifestation of her healing till heaven, her example of faith has impacted our church and her friends forever.
We will never take a step back in our belief that God can and will heal. We are going to see an outpouring of the miraculous like we have never seen before. My dad and pastor Joel Hjertstedt stood up at the pulpit yesterday declaring the words of Winston Churchhill, “Never Give Up, Never GIVE UP, NEVER GIVE UP!!”
It was the first Sunday after our associate pastor’s wife Diane went to heaven. He was exhorting the congregation that our faith will not waiver and we will push forward believing to see a cancer free zone over city. We will not settle for anything less. I believe that we will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Yesterday at church I wrote
Wow! The presence of God is so intense at Destiny Christian Fellowship. Pastor Joel Hjertstedt preaching a word we all need to hear. Faith and a Tribute to Diane Domenighini Callahan
Psalm 34:17-18 Godly people cry out, and the Lord hears them.He saves them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to those whose hearts have been broken.He saves those whose spirits have been crushed.