Megan,” Mother said. “I need to run to the corner market. I’ll be back in a few minutes. Can you get dressed for the church meeting while I’m gone?”
Megan nodded as mother closed the apartment door and started down the stairs to the street. Then she entered her room and opened the large wardrobe to find her dress.
Suddenly the heavy wardrobe tipped forward and fell, knocking Megan down and trapping her under it. Pain rushed through Megan’s upper leg. She tried to push the wardrobe off her, but she couldn’t move it. “Dear God,” she prayed, “help me. Help Mom to hurry home.”
Moments later Megan’s mother returned. “Mom!” Megan called. “Help me! I’m hurt!” Mother ran into the room and tried to lift the wardrobe, but it was too heavy. She called the emergency medics, and soon an ambulance and firemen arrived. The men lifted the wardrobe off Megan and examined her leg. It was broken. Carefully they lifted her and carried her down the stairs to the ambulance.
At the hospital, doctors operated to repair the broken bone in her upper leg. They put pins and a rod in to keep the bones in place while they healed.
Megan was in a lot of pain. She remembered the pain Jesus suffered as the soldiers nailed Him to the cross to die. But the doctors put pins in my leg to help me heal, she thought.
Megan was glad that her church family was praying for her. She told her doctors and nurses that Jesus was helping her get better. When she returned home, she still had to remain in bed for several weeks. She couldn’t sit up until the broken bone had healed. One day when Megan’s pain was especially bad, her mother gave her paper and a pen to write or draw to distract her. Instead of drawing a picture, Megan wrote a list of things she was thankful for.
Megan’s teacher visited her and was amazed at Megan’s faith. Megan told her that her church friends were praying for her. She hoped that her teacher would think about how much God loves her.
As soon as Megan could sit up, she begged to return to school in a wheelchair. Her classmates welcomed her back, and she told them that God was healing her. Over the summer the doctor let her walk with crutches, and before school started again she was able to walk without them. Today Megan’s leg is completely healed, and she can walk and run normally.
The Bible says in Isaiah 40:31: “But those who trust in the Lord will receive new strength. . . . They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not grow weak” (NIrV). Megan wants to challenge you to be strong in Jesus and share your faith with those you see every day.