While we excitedly paced the floors waiting for this visitor, Lyle "googled" who Elder Kenneth Johnson was! He was described on the phone by Pres. Monson's secretary as one of the Quorum of Seventy. But she didn't say his name with any preceding initial in front of his first name, or a distinguishing initial after his first name, as is usual and customary for most General Authorities ! So of course, we had to check him out...
His description, as I remember it, stated he is from England. And listed many great things about him. Mostly what I remember reading about him was he seemed very humble and unpretentious. (Is that a word)?
Then, within 30 minutes of the call from the sweet sister, a Gentleman in a dark suit entered Markyroom. I felt a presence of humility and love immediately. He greeted each of us warmly, and shared with us Pres. Monson's well wishes and love for Mark.
He then asked if he could give Mark a blessing. As he layed his strong hands on Markys head, the room was still. His words flowed like a beautiful warm cloak surrounding Marky. He spoke of health, recovery, life and spirit. He emphasized that these were blessings from God, thru him.
He said that the Doctor's would help him get better, but "It will be God that heals you and makes you well" .
I hope as you have read my version of this event, that you have been touched as I have. God does live, He knows us, each of us...even those of us who don't know HIM, like me!
I resolve to live that I may someday be worthy of these miracles that continue to rain down on me inspite of my weaknessessessess ..(that's alot).
I love you guys.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Posted by Markys mom at 11:10 AM