I was born in a Christian family some 50 years ago, but never knew what a personal relationship with Jesus meant. Life was a constant struggle of being good and doing good, maintaining a score card with God. I believed I had to earn God’s love and forgiveness. It was exhausting.
In 2013, a close friend invited my husband and I to New Creation Church. We were reluctant because of what Christian friends had warned me about the church, but still went. We were in for a surprise!
As we sat through Pastor Prince’s sermon, something happened within our hardened hearts and stiff necks. We went home hungry to read the many Bible verses Pastor Prince had expounded on, and for the first time God’s Word came alive to us. The more we heard Pastor Prince’s sermons, the more we read our Bibles and the more our faith grew. Finally, we made New Creation Church our home church.
In September 2013, I was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis (a chronic autoimmune disorder characterised by muscular weakness). It started with weak eyelids and I couldn’t open my eyes fully. This made me look as if I was drunk or worse still, doped up on drugs. I was told that in the advanced stages, I could lose my ability to walk and eventually, not be able to swallow.
An eye specialist and two neurosurgeons confirmed the diagnosis. There is no known cure and I was told that they could only help delay its progression and manage the symptoms with medication for life. I cried and found it hard to trust God for healing.
However, my husband and I continued to listen to Pastor Prince’s sermons in church and while commuting to work every day.
My husband would sit me down every night to pray for healing, and we would partake of the Holy Communion together. In spite of my fears, I found great comfort each time we partook the Holy Communion. Some days I had no words to pray and he would encourage me to repeat after him, giving thanks to God for the priceless and powerful sacrifice of Jesus at Calvary. We claimed God’s promises in Psalm 23 that we would have no lack, and that we would lead healthy and fruitful lives.
In October 2013, I was taken off all my medication two days before my appointment with the neurosurgeon. To our surprise, the neurosurgeon noticed that my droopy eyelids were not as severe. He next asked me to stand so he could check my muscle strength. Then looking perplexed, he asked if I had indeed stopped taking the medication. When I said yes, he commented that without medication for more than 24 hours, it was impossible that my eyelids were not drooping. So he cancelled the further tests that were to be conducted and confirmed that there were no symptoms of myasthenia gravis.
I was overjoyed and declared that I was healed by Christ Jesus! That was the last time I needed to see a doctor for myasthenia gravis. All glory be to God! My husband and I truly wish to thank Pastor Prince and the pastors at New Creation Church for opening our eyes and ears to the wonderful gospel of grace.
Corrine | Singapore