Oil played such an important role in Old Testament history.  My daily Bible reading is taking me through the exodus of the Israelites and the setting up of the tabernacle in the wilderness. Over and over again oil is required for purifying of priests and preparation of sacrifices.

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I walked out into our driveway Saturday, and this was the oil spot left after one of our cars backed out!

Seeing this oil spot, reminded me of the last time Nick was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  He had been anointed with oil by our elders on three different occasions during the previous few years, and his first words after hearing the news of his diganosis were,

“Tell the elders to save their oil for their cars.”

It broke my heart in one sense and made me smile in another.  Nick had such peace with God’s journey for his life.  I didn’t, but Nick sure did!

When I saw a heart of oil that had fallen from our car this weekend, I knew that God was once again using oil.  This time, though, He was using it to send a Valentine wish from Nick to our family!

I had to share the message with you today!

Physical healing seems to be our most fervent prayer when someone is sick, but what indescribable joy comes when we deeply believe that spiritual healing is what matters most.

Read closely these words from James.  Healing comes when our sins are forgiven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

James 5:13-16

Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Praying you feel His anointing today!

Have a beautiful Valentine’s Day and know that God loves you passionately!