My wife and I were at the mall with our daughter and son-in-law and baby grandson. Grandma had decided that she wanted to by a pair of shoes for our grandson.
As they were trying on just about every shoe in the store, I was pacing back and forth to the front of the store and back adain to see if they had finally made their selection. When I came back to the front and stood in the entrance door looking out on the mall traffic, I spotted a Muslim family strolling by on the other side. The mother was in the traditional Hijab and long black robe but she was struggling forth on a pair of crutches.
I crossed the walkway and approached the husband. With Muslims I never approach the wife first as that would be inappropriate. “Excuse me, sir.” I interrupted, “I noticed your wife’s crutches. I am a minister and I pray for people and God heals them. Can I pray for her?”
“Sure.” He said. As I shook his hand and introduced myself, he said that his name was Hasan. I turned to the wife and asked if I could pray for her and she said yes. I also asked her for her name and she said that her name was Nadia.
“Nice to meet you Nadia. What are the crutches for?” I inquired. She said she had just had surgery on her right foot. I held my hands up and asked her, “May I put my hands on your foot?” “Sure.” she said, “Go ahead.”
I kneeled down and placed my hands on her foot and prayed for the pain to go and the foot to be healed in Jesus name. I got up and told her to move her foot around and check it out. “How does it feel?” I asked her. She said that it felt a lot better. But when I asked if all the pain was gone, she said no, that there was still some pain in her foot.
So I kneeled down again and prayed a second time but as I started to get up, she quickly jerked her foot away and took a step back, gasped and shouted at me, “What magic do you use?” I assured her that it was no magic but that it was Jesus who just healed her foot. I braced myself for some backlash having just told two Muslims that it was Jesus who healed her foot when the husband exclaimed, “But we love Jesus! And we love Mary, too!”
I was stunned. At that time I knew that Jesus and Mary were mentioned in the Qur’an, but I was completely unaware of how much Muslims are commanded in the Qur’an to honor them both.
“Yes, they are in the Qur’an.” was all I could respond, still a bit shell shocked. I gave Hasan my card and told him that I would love to talk some more with them. He took it gladly and said that he would definitely call me because he too, would like to speak with me some more about this.
We shook hands as they thanked me at which point I told them that it was Jesus who did it all and to thank Him. They agreed and with a big smile they walked off, her now carrying her crutches. Praise God!
From then on, I was determined to find out more about how Jesus and Mary are mentioned in the Qur’an. This is what I discovered: JESUS AL-MASIH IN THE QUR’AN
It turns out that Muslims have a lot more in common with Christians than the media and the enemy would have everyone believe. Rather than debate with them, it is this common ground that we can use to build on to win them to Jesus.
Franciscus M. Dartee
Grow in Faith | Walk in Power
All rights reserved. © 2016
» If you enjoyed this, don’t forget to like, comment and share! If this post has ministered to you and you would like to receive regular updates, please be sure to click on the follow button at the bottom of this page.