Historical Answered Prayer #300,017
11th Oct 2019
Wife healed of incurable disease
In the Spring of 1870, my wife was taken sick with kidney complaint. She continued to grow worse during the summer. I took a bottle of urine to Dr. Erasmus D. Miller to be tested. He sent me a note saying: 'Her disease is Bright's Disease of the kidney's, in a far advanced stage, and incurable.' The water was afterwards tested by several physicians, who coincided with Dr. Miller. It is well known that physicians do not profess to cure this disease. During my wife's illness her left limb became completely paralyzed, and withered away to the size of a man's wrist, without any feeling even to pins and boiling water. For three years and two months she did not walk. She crept upon her knees, drawing the lame leg after her; and for the last year she moved herself around in a wheeled invalid chair. During these three years she was taken out of her bed in the morning and put into it again at night. No physician had been in the house, and she had taken no medicine. She ate but once a day, and immediately vomited. During her sickness, God gave me a new heart, and I prayed for her conversion, which occurred. Not knowing that the Christian world had decided that the day of miracles has passed, in my ignorance and simplicity, I went to praying with faith in Christ's promise, that my wife might be healed. God gave me assurance that our prayers were accepted, and I became bold to say to others that she would soon walk. On the morning of February 25, 1873, I prayed earnestly in secret, and then placed my wife on her knees at the family altar, and again prayed earnestly that she might walk. At the close of the prayer she was unconscious, and apparently dead. She remained thus about three minutes, when she exclaimed: "I can walk! I know I can walk! Praise God, I can walk!" She got up off her knees, and walked twice around the room, exclaiming: "Praise God, I can walk!" We bowed before God and thanked Him for the great miracle He had performed. I opened the door, and she walked out upon the piazza, and about an hour afterward she walked out and shook hands with the neighbour, who was so surprised that he lost all power of speech. The paralyzed limb became immediately enlarged, and in a few days was plump and round, and stronger than the other. The appetite came back, the vomiting ceased, and Bright's disease, with all it's attendant pains, passed away. She is in better health than ever before.