Sunday, May 17, 2015

Happy Birthday, Francis.

This post is a little late in coming as Francis MacNutt, founder of Christian Healing Ministries, celebrated his 90th birthday on April 22nd. Still, I wanted to take a moment and give thanks to God for the life of this man. Lately, I have thought much about him and am coming to realize that the restoration and now the wide scope of the modern day healing ministry have pretty much everything to do with Francis. 

Since a great deal of his biographical information can easily be found on line, I am going to skip over those particulars. What I want to mention here is the consistency in Francis' choices to make sacrifices to God that often resulted in much personal pain for him and later his entire family. Because of those sacrifices, however, thousands upon thousands of people all around the world, over the last 40 years, have been freed from their chains. And now they, too, can serve God in the capacity in which they were first called.

I am one of those people and to say I am grateful is a supreme understatement. Yet to not say it as well as a thank you to Francis for his life's work and devotion to Jesus Christ, at this point in time, would be an unacceptable oversight on my part.

The footsteps of a righteous man are ordered. Thank you, Francis, for your "yes" to God and walking on the path He chose just for you. God bless you both now and forevermore!

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