“Oh, LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You and praise Your name, for in perfect faithfulness You have done wonderful things, things planned long ago” (Is 25:1)

As I lie down with a broken ankle I remember that something similar happened to me in May 1973. I just graduated from the secondary school in my home town Orsova, Romania. I was preparing to pass the exam to enter the Medical School of the University in Timisoara, Romania. I went over there two weeks in advance to read and to know the place. I was staying with a lady called Tanti Nelly who was a family friend. Her flat was at the second floor. Each day I will go up and down on these old stairs.

A day before the exam started I missed the step and I fell. I twisted my ankle badly. I was in a lot of pain. I was taken to the hospital had an x-Ray and a cast was fixed on my leg. My parents came and they were very worried. Everybody said that I cannot go to the exam hall the next day with crutches and in pain. They all said that I will not be able to concentrate and answer the questions. That I should forget about the exam and try it again a year later. I don’t know the type of courage that came into me because I told them I will go to the exam hall.

There were three exams. I pass them all. I went back home to recover and in September I went to Timisoara to start the first year in the School of Medicine. On that first day I met my new colleague, a Nigerian young man called Richmond Leigh. In less than 6 months he proposed marriage to me. But that is another story…

Do you see the lesson? If I did not go that year to read medicine I could have missed my destiny encounter with the man God prepared to be my husband. This is another reminder that the devil attacks before great breakthroughs are ready to happen. I was not a believer but God had a plan greater than my unbelief. That is why I now rejoice for this pain can only confirm the defeat of the devil and the beginning of a greater testimony.

My dear children, you do not have to break your leg too. Mine is enough for the whole family! Identify with my pain and joy shall be your reward. Like I said, this fracture can only slow down my body (temporarily) but cannot slow down my spirit! This is because my spirit is connected with the Spirit of the Living God. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead will heal and strengthen me. I believe! This is the best time to praise God who does wonderful things from generation to generation! I expect great testimonies to come from all of you! That will be my medicine, my joy and my boast! That you are well, strong and happy! In Jesus name, Amen!

Lia 2

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