Tris Griffin went to the doctor’s office in early 2013 because of back pain that she feared could be a reoccurrence of her battle with cancer. An MRI showed an “aortic dissection” in her heart, which led doctors to do further tests and schedule an emergency surgery the next day. The line through the heart in the image is an obvious fissure that would mean a quick and almost certain death if it ruptured.
The next day, after believers prayed for her, doctors conducted another CT scan to pinpoint the location of the fissure before surgery. This time, the images showed a completely healthy heart. Baffled, the surgeon told Mrs. Griffin, “I don’t know what to tell you. You had an aortic dissection, but now all the evidence is gone.” He showed her the images before prayer, and then after. “You are free to go, and by the way, there is no sign of cancer either. You are in perfect health.”
The doctor’s arrow is pointing to the aorta, which is the dark, circular area in the center of the image. The diagonal line through it is the aneurism, or “dissection” of the aorta, which requires immediate surgery and is fatal if it ruptures. A second scan was taken the next day. The dissection completely disappeared and never returned.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
I Thessalonians 1:5
For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
I Peter 2:24
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.