This article is for those who don’t believe in faith healing from God. MyDad, Reverend
F. H. Thornton was one of the "Old Time Preachers," and during his 50 years of ministering, he always preached divine
healing by faith.
In 1977, a knot appeared on his hip that crippled him, and
in 1982, after further complications, he consented to be hospitalized.
cancer. It spread, and after three operations, doctors estimated that he had two years to live. He had preached 50 years,
and so thousands who knew him were praying. But for seven years, no one seemed to bring that special touch from God.
He still attended church when able, and on Sunday, November 25th, 1984...Thanksgiving weekend…with
the aid of a cane, he was at the Midway Assembly of God Church in Hoxie, Arkansas. As was normal, several, including Dad,
went to the altar to pray. No special prayer had been requested for Dad, but when he was ready to rise, he could not. Two
men helped him to his feet and he began the painful walk to his pew.
each step, he felt stronger, and by the time he got to his pew, HE WAS COMPLETELY HEALED! About 200 were in the service and
witnessed this miracle. Mom made a list of the names she could remember.
church, Dad had a celebration at home by walking up and down the street and later even did some jogging. He could again mow
the lawn and do everything he had given up for seven years. After five years, the customary waiting period for a healing to
be printed n the Assembly of God "Messenger" publication, I wrote the story and it was printed. And I wrote a song
Personally, I feel Dad had that "thorn in the flesh" for
seven years to show even unbelievers the end result. Living proof that God still heals!