Guillain Barre Syndrome was the thorn that brought me to Jesus


Every person who came in contact with Jesus Christ has a story to tell. The apostle Paul had his experience (then Saul) while on his way to Damascus to persecute the Church. I had mine in the St. Francis Hospital, in Hartford, Connecticut.”And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus; and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul why persecutes thou me? And he said, “who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, “I am Jesus, who thou persecutes; it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.” And Paul trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou has me to do? And the Lord said unto him, “Arise! Go into the city, and someone will thee what thou must do” (Acts 9:3-6).

Many of us grew up in Christian homes, where the gospel was taught very early in our lives. Still, some of us grew up in homes where the gospel was never mentioned at all.

I grew up in what I would call; a semi-Christian home. My mom was a praying woman, and Dad was a dreamer. I never saw my dad in church, but that did not stop Mom from indoctrinating me and my brother with the gospel of Jesus Christ. She made sure we knew all the popular church songs and Bible stories. Each week she would drill the Sunday School Golden Text into our heads, and when called upon, the Golden text was to be recited without error.

Mom was truly fired up for Jesus, but she never allowed her children to know Jesus Christ for themselves. She completely ignored the simple fact about Christianity: To be a follower of Christ, everyone has to have an awakening and a personal contact with Christ. Each of us must have our own Damascus road experience. Without that experience, you are doomed to fail because the moment you decided to follow Christ your enemies increased a 100 fold.

I never had a personal contact with Jesus as a young child. I was merely following Mom’s orders. It was not until I was stricken with a very dangerous autoimmune disease called Guillain Barre Syndrome. (That’s what the doctors told me, but years later I discovered that I was poisoned). I thought I was going to die. The enemy had me cornered, and the doctors who were attending to me had never treated anyone for this disease before. I had no place to turn to, so I called upon the Church and Jesus Christ–Jehovah Rapha.

The church came and prayed, and prayed, and prayed, and prayed for my deliverance. Today I am rejoicing in the Lord, completely healed and delivered from Guillain Barre Syndrome:

I can truthfully confess that prayer works. My God is ever faithful. Whatever he says, he will do.”Oh Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me” (“Psalms 30:2). I am now a new person and a true follower of Jesus Christ.

34 comments

    1. I thank you very much Pastor. It wasn’t an easy road. However, I thank God for Jesus. Somebody once said: “It’s not over until God said it;s over.”

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    1. I thank you very much Loopyloo. There is an addendum which I hope to publish one day.

      God blesses!

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  1. I was raised in a home were Jesus Christ was used as an unholy expression. I didn’t realize it was our Lord and Savior until I was twenty-one. After long years of bouncing off the dark halls of life, I finally have a wonderful relationship with the Lord!
    Great post, Noel! Enjoyed!

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    1. Thanks a lot for your comment, Lady D. What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear. What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.

      God blesses

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    1. Amen! I am a living testimony, Roger.
      I thank you very much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

      God blesses

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    1. You are absolutely correct Thomas. God knows how to get our attention.

      Thanks a lot for stopping by. God blesses!

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    1. I thank you very much for your comment, Rob. I am a living testimony that God is still in the healing business.

      Thanks a lot for stopping by. God blesses!

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  2. “Never allowed her children to know Jesus Christ for themselves.” What a wonderful statement Noel. I think for those reading this with children really need to think about that. At times as parents, we lead our kids down our path instead of the path Jesus is leading them down.

    I thank God for your health today. I know He healed you as you bless so many with your post. You know you do me so that truly does not need to be even stated. Well to tell you the truth I think you are a blessing to anyone you come in contact with.

    Now I have to go and read about your syndrome:>) Good post and God Bless, SR

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    1. I thank you very much for your comment, SR. Your kind words are greatly appreciated. Guillain Barre Syndrome is a deadly auto-immune disease that affects the motor nerves—,but it is very rear. It starts in the lower extremities and works its way up. A prolong bout with the flu may or may not trigger the symptoms.
      God blesses!

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    1. I thank you very much for your comment, Teresa. I am a living testimony that God is a great healer. Not only did God heal me but He made sure that my hospital bills were taken care of.

      God blesses!

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  3. I enjoyed reading your testimony. It was truly inspirational to me. It reminds me of Romans 8:28 and how God can bring good out of bad situations. May God continue to bless you. I enjoy your blog.

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    1. I thank you very much for your kind words MainWriters. I am excited about God. I cannot thank him enough for His grace and mercy. I am a living testimony that He saves. He keeps, and he satisfies, What a mighty God we serve

      God blessed!

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    1. Yes, I did. Everybody thought I was stupid. However, after one surgery, a spinal tap, and multiple tubes coming out of my heart, plus weekly flushing of my white blood cells to make way for artificial ones, I had had enough. I realized prayer was working. All I need was to trust God. So I strengthened my will to survive and leave the rest to God.

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      1. Amen! Please Noel, share your testimony on our testimony page. I know a few people personally, who would benefit from reading this. This really is an amazing testimony. May God continue to bless you.

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  4. It’s amazing how God will use the very lowest points in our lives to show how truly we need Him. I’m so glad that God brought you to Him and that He healed you as well!! Thanks for sharing your testimony with me. 🙂

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    1. I thank you very much for your comment, my friend. We serve an awesome God, who is always willing to help us cross our River Jordan. It is a pity many Christians expect God to lift them across.

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  5. Noel, thank you for sharing your experience with us. It’s so important that we share our stories with others. May God continue to use you to affect the lives of others in such an inspiring way.

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    1. Your kind sentiments are particularly welcomed Wayne. I am nothing without Christ. He pulled me away from the brink of destruction and I have decided to follow Him.

      I Thanks you very much for stopping by. God blessed!

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