Margaret's Story

After a 5% chance of survival, Margaret shares Jesus through her miraculous story of healing

After a 5% chance of survival, Margaret shares Jesus through her miraculous story of healing

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"When I'm 35, when life is pretty well over,"
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I had it all planned, "I would then become a Christian."
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But it didn't work out like that.
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My name is Margaret and this is my story.
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I was brought up in Altby, in Wester Ross.
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A tiny little highland village.
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There was five of us, my brother, then me
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and three young sisters.
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My parents were very Godly though,
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and we had family worship every day.
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I had expected bright lights, I'd expected
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like Paul on the Damascus Road
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but it wasn't to be like that.
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I didn't know any young Christians.
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There were no young Christians around
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so it wasn't,
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I wanted to make sure it was sure, first.
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And, then I did tell one sister, we had a blackout,
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so I told her and she became a Christian that night.
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And then the two of us prayed for another sister
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and she became a Christian, I think the next day.
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I know that He has a plan for my life.
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I know that He's there all the time.
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He said, "I will never leave you, nor forsake you"
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and he never has in all the ups and downs.
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And there's been plenty of downs as well as ups.
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I was out one evening with friends and
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in the middle of the night I woke up,
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I knew I was very ill.
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But I didn't know what was wrong with me.
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I was taken to a hospital by ambulance.
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I don't remember anything after that.
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I'm told I was suffering from necrotising fasciitis,
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the flesh eating bug,
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and after that I took double pneumonia.
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I was put on life support for five days and then I had a
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heart attack, coming off.
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Five percent survival.
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I was the illest person in the hospital, so I was told.
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But what was interesting there was
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that I felt I was floating on a cushion of prayer.
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A lot of people were praying again, a lot of people.
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Many countries actually.
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But into my mind flashed Psalm 27
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which I'd learned as a child,
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"The Lord is my light and saving help, of whom
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shall I be afraid, my life strength is the Lord."
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I sat up and I heard this clear voice coming out,
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"I gather I have been somewhat uncooperative in the
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last few days, I do apologise."
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People just can't believe how I have been healed.
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I tell them that you know that God still heals today.
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That people were praying for me
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and I'm very grateful for that
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and for the opportunity to point them to Christ.
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And I know that when I die, which, I mean,
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I'm in my 80s now
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so I'm on the home run I suppose.
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You know I'll go to be with Him.
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That's what He's promised, so what
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could be better than that?
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Whatever insurance policy gives you that sort of promise?