His Truth Will Set You Free

Listen to what Jesus says; “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

Power of Love


power of love


True Story…

The doctors had tried to re-start her heart for almost half an hour. They gave up, declared her dead, removed the crash cart from her hospital room, and left her husband to have some final moments with the withered body of his wife. But he wasn’t alone – hospital rules required a nurse remain present.

She stood quietly at the door, watching him as he held his wife’s cooling hand. He didn’t say a word, audibly anyway. He just sat there, looking into his wife’s dead face. I wonder what he was thinking in those moments. Was he angry with the God of his Christian wife, the God he didn’t quite believe in? Or was it love that filled his thoughts; the love that strengthened both of them through the many years together, yet was now drained from her cancer-filled body?

The nurse had others things she should be doing right now, but for some reason she felt like this was the place she needed to be most. The husband sometimes let out a sigh, or sniffed back some tears – but no other sounds were heard. Twenty minutes had passed since the team of doctors gave up and left the room.

Then it happened. The dead wife opened her eyes, looked into her husband’s face, and said, “I love you.” The nurse had a moment of dumb shock. When she gained a bit of control, she headed for the emergency call button.

“No, she’s gone,” the husband said. The nurse checked, and indeed… no pulse.

Such is the power of love. The love of the wife, and the love of God. For God granted the wife one final wish, to go back to her husband and tell him she loves him, one more time. And then she was gone.

And the husband began thinking in new ways about God and Jesus.

(I stress again, this is a true story.)


Author: CJ Penn

First, my writing isn't about me. Don’t want the attention, don’t want to feed my ravenous ego (yep, I’m just a typical pride-plagued human). But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some writing before heading off to work. I write because I’m passionate about God, Jesus, His Spirit, and His truth. And, I feel the Holy Spirit gets shortchanged in the world we call Christianity. The truth is sometimes lacking too.

5 thoughts on “Power of Love

  1. How great is or God, praise him for his greatness! His ways are not ours!

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  2. Oh God. He remains Lord of the miracle business!That we would see more of that in our daily lives. Amen! Praise God.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this story. Having just gone through this two weeks ago, it’s good to know that we have a God that cares. Again, thank you for sharing.

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  4. I’m not sure how to react to this…but I’m awed…amazing..awesome God! Awesome God! Who can question our God?

    Thanks CJ for this deeply inspiring true story…how God works through everything..death..life…thanks..and thanks for visiting my blog…I’ve been encouraged by your readership..thanks alot!

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  5. He is the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in Him will simply (!?!) be resurrected (Jesus is their resurrection), yet those who LIVE and believe in Him will NEVER DIE (they have denied themselves and let Him live LIFE through their mortal bodies). What an astounding gospel this is! May the reader DESIRE to be transformed into God’s image through faith in the One who restored us back to it…

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