“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
I was hospitalised on the 16/03/16 at a hospital in Coventry for an operation. The surgeon came to the room and told me what the whole procedure will be and asked me to sign my consent, which I tepidly did. The anesthetists came and gave some warning and possible consequences of not recovering from the operation, again asked me to give my consent by signing, I did.
When they left I began to wonder what may possibly happen to me if something goes wrong during the procedure. Out of confusion I started opening the drawers possibly to store my belongings. Right inside the second drawer lies a blue book which I thought was more paperwork from the hospital, on second thought I decided to open it and it was a Bible.
I was so glad to see such a wonderful book at that particular moment of my life, being a Christian. I started opening it from page to page. I was so confused and undecided on what to read so I returned the book to the drawer.
I dozed off and when I woke up I picked up the Bible again and the first page I opened it to was Psalm 23. I started reading the verses, when I got to verse 4, I had goose bumps all over me. I paused and read it again.
It was so fascinating that I stopped and started crying in appreciation to God for caring for me despite my sinful state.
I have read that particular passage of the Bible over the years but I was so glued to its immediate and direct interpretation to me and the simple/clear use of English language adopted by The Gideons.
Good work, well positioned at the right place and at the right time.
May God bless you all,
Thank you Sunny for taking the time to write to us and share such an encouraging experience, God bless you too!