God's Help With a Dog Bite

One fourth-grader shares his healing of a dog bite by applying Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.

By GJB, Chicago, Illinois

Categories: Gospel of Matthew, Health

One fourth grader, shared this healing about applying Jesus' words about prayer from the Sermon on the Mount.

My friends ran and got help. My hand was bleeding. While I sat quietly with my hand in a towel, I remembered the Bible lesson on Sunday was about a prayer closet. Jesus told his disciples to go into their closets to pray. In fact we memorized this verse from Matthew: Matt 6:6

…when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

Well there wasn't a closet to crawl into, so I needed to do this in my thinking. I mentally went into my prayer closet to get quiet. I knew that the dog didn't mean to hurt me. I didn't hate the dog, and he couldn't hate me. I knew I could love the dog. I felt God's love for me. I prayed to God to help me love more. Before I got to say Amen, the principal was pulling the towel off my hand. She saw the blood in the towel, but there wasn't a tooth mark on my hand. My hand was completely fine. I thanked God. At the end of the day, I told my Grandmother, parents, and Sunday School teacher about the healing I had in the prayer closet.