Mighty Miracle by Jesus,
Straightening the Spine
by Betty L. Roy
It was the fall of 1983. My friend and I went to a Women’s Bible Retreat. There was a missionary speaking and my friend really wanted to hear her stories. I was going through a difficult time in my life, but what happened at that retreat was very encouraging.
We listened to the speaker for nearly two hours. Then she asked if anyone wanted to have prayer. My back had been hurting so I said to my friend, “I am going to get prayer.” Before I tell you what happened next, let me back up to a week or so before.
I was living in a small town of Osseo, Minnesota. One day, I was walking down Main Street and I saw my reflection in the several glass windows of the store fronts. Until then, I didn’t realize how bent over my back really was. I thought, “I really do have bad posture.” That brought back memories of my childhood and my dad harping at me to stand up straight. I tried but I really couldn’t. I learned later I had kyphosis, which is a curving of the spine that causes a bowing or rounding of the back, which leads to a hunchback or slouching posture.
So, back at the Bible retreat, I went forward for prayer. The lady started praying for my back. I felt areas of my upper back moving around, but there was no pain. Then, I experienced Jesus and His love in a very strong way pouring down all over me like a shower! I started crying. It was wonderful to feel such strong love for me! It was as if no one else was there but Jesus and me.
Then the lady asked me to sit down in a chair and put my legs out in front of me. My left leg was about 1 and 1/2 inches shorter. Before she had time to pray, my leg literally started to grow out. It felt like someone was very gently stretching my leg!! Then she had me stand up and said I might feel like I will fall forward, which I did, momentarily. More than that, I realized how straight I could finally stand and I was amazed how much better I could breath!! My lungs felt so much better. It was a truly mighty miracle of healing by God!!!
 Kyphosis (from Greek κυφός kyphos, a hump) refers to the abnormally excessive convex kyphotic curvature of the spine as it occurs in the thoracic and sacral regions... Kyphosis can be called roundback or Kelso's hunchback.
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