--THE SIGN (and how you can get some of this healing oil!)--
A LITTLE BACKGROUND:
This is what I had put on my personal FaceBook page a few years back:
I share this with you as I'm praying someone can fill me in. I get a lot of "regular" mail and received a package that contained cotton balls that were soaked in tears (oil) from a weeping icon or something. The note is no longer with the package. I had set it aside and it got buried under journals and other paperwork. Yes, I know..horrible. I never know who is legit or trying to pull my leg when it comes to this type of thing. Anyhoo...I was cleaning my desk and I noticed that the bag is now FULL OF OIL and the cotton balls are SOAKED. When I first received them they were just cotton balls with a light bit of oil. I have searched all over for that note! I remember a lady telling me that the miraculous healing oil from this icon multiplies the more that there is prayer. Well, we pray at least twice a day as a family....and I pray throughout the day at different intervals. I'm just blown away. A BAG OF OIL when there was just a slightly dampened bunch of cotton balls?! Does anyone know anything about something of this nature? I showed Walt and even he was taken aback. He saw the original package and remembers it as I did...just some slightly damp cotton balls!
Then I found the story after finding the envelope and contacting the sender:
Here is the story behind it. Our friends, the author Michael Brown and his lovely wife Lisa, operate SpiritDaily (just as a little background). Everything is tying together almost web like. No coincidences with God.
Reported at Spirit Daily on April 1, 2012 - When we were in Austin, one of the (many) good holy souls we met gave us the photos you see here. These were reputedly weeping statues in her home (she lives in Houston), and she gave us a typed version of their story, which said,
"The Ayoub family consists of the father, Tharwat Ayoub, the mother, Nahed Ayoub, and their two children, Nermen and Isaac Ayoub.
On Sunday, November 10, 1991, Nahed went to Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox church where she and her family worship. Nahed met with the priest Father Ishak Soliman to explain to him how depressed she and her family were over their son Isaac’s continuing battle with
Isaac is 12 years old and has been receiving treatment for almost three years. However, his response to treatment has been very poor and the physicians at Texas Children’s Hospital told them that Isaac had, at the most, three more months to live. Nahed was crying and begging God for mercy.
She wrote a note to God telling Him that the only hope she had left for Isaac to be cured was a miracle from Heaven. She asked Father Ishak to place her note in the alter under the chalice.
"On Monday, November 11, 1991, Isaac became very sick. While lying in his parent’s bed, about 2:30 p.m., mumbling some prayers and looking to a portrait of Jesus Christ hanging on the Eastern wall of the bedroom, he saw the eyes of Jesus in the picture moving and the figure of Jesus protruding out. He screamed, calling for his mother.
Nahed came running and examined the picture. There was an oily liquid shedding like tears from the eyes of Jesus. Father Ishak was called to verify this unusual occurrence. What Father Ishak saw was no different than what the Ayoub family had seen. They all thought that this was a sign of a miracle that could have been happening to Isaac.
"On Tuesday, November 12, 1991, Isaac was checked by Dr. Atef Rizkalah, a family physician at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown and was diagnosed as having no signs of leukemia.
"Two weeks later, Isaac was checked by his doctor at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston (this was a previously set date for on-a-regular-basis check up) and again was diagnosed as having no sign of leukemia."
"Since November 11, the icon has been shedding oily tears and sweat continuously. Soon this was known all over Houston. The media announced it on television and in the daily newspaper. Thousands of pilgrims from all over Houston, Texas and many other states have visited the Ayoub’s home to see the miracle, pray and repent, receive the blessing and anointment from the Holy Oil."
Isn'tit a shame how many folks doubt such things (consider them "out there") -- and thus live trapped in the small confines of a material, mechanistic world (including so many practicing Christians)?
If Jesus was about anything, He was about the existence of the supernatural (and love).
As mentioned....my bag has once again filled with oil. I can't believe it myself. I KNOW it might sound crazy to some. I even thought..wow...seriously...Wendy..is this for real?!
***I have had a huge number of requests in the past and will fill as many requests as I possibly can***
If you are in need of a healing, or know someone who is, you can do one of two things:
1) If you happen to order or help with the Pediatric Giving Mission, today ...I will send you a piece of cotton ball soaked in this healing oil
(this saves me postage & we are trying to watch funds because the Pediatric Giving Mission is in great need)
2) Send a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) to us and we will send you some.
As always, our entire family is here to give you hope & encouragement! We truly love you and pray for you daily! Never hesitate to send a prayer request!
Sending our love and prayers to our remnant family...Wendy, Walt and the entire Cukierski family
(PS: Catholic Spiritual Guidance Lessons for you, featuring writings from Rev. Fr. Kilian McGowan
It's a spiritual lifesaver and you can read more HERE )
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