Sunday, 19 March 2006

Another Reverend Gentleman

                               Is'nt this lovely? a Lil country charm ,creation ,Thankyou !

Well as the children became teenagers,we moved to town ,and started going to the Church nearby ,The vicar there was called the Rev.Jamal ,a lovely old gentleman with shoulder length white hair . In his robes he looked like a prophet !He had a really gentle manner I remember ,we were welcomed by him and the congregation ,and enjoyed the services ,and it helped us to intergrate into a new community .The services seemed different somehow ,but then we'd come from the country ,and I suppose set in our ways,It was during this time I was having health problems ,and some of my friends at the church were aware of this ,I was to have a hystrectomy.........I was to go into hospital on the Tuesday , On the Sunday before, at evensong ,one of the ladies the organist I believe ,came to me and said Rev Jamal knows your going into hospital on Tuesday ,and would like you to wait after the service ,He wants to do a laying on  of hands and bless you ............. After the service a few people stayed and I knelt at the alter,he put his hands on my head ,and prayed ,I felt ....well I cant explain it, and cant to this day ,walm inside ,calm and somehow at peace ,certainly blessed .........

I went into the hospital on the Tuesday,to have that op without a care in the world ,not anxious ,not screwed up ,not nervous !(thats me who has the heeby jeebys getting teeth cleaned at the dentist lol

We moved again later and lost touch I heard he moved ,I also heard he was a' healer ',he certainly had an aura a charisma ,a Dear man .

    Have a blessed Sunday everyone       

12 comments:

ally123130585918 said...

Rev.Jamal sounds a wonderful man ~ he certainly helped you to face going into hopital ~ that was a blessing ~ Ally

madcobug said...

He sounds like a wonderful pastor. Helen

jaymact1 said...

Sounds as if he was a wonderful man strange how we always remember our past ministers. Love Joan.

wobblymoo said...

A wonderful experience, thanks for sharing

sdrogerson said...

thank you for sharing these memories.............

elainey2465 said...

Awwww thanks for sharing Jan and awww my little lamb I see is being looked after. Laine xxxx
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labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,  How lovely for you to find a true healer like that. The Rev Jamal sounded like a wonderful man to help you face a serious operation like that.  I wish I`d known him myself before my hysterectomy, I was terrified. My own brother was helped on the road to recovery from illness by a faith healer and he told me of the warm feeling and tranquility he felt.  Thanks for sharing this lovely story with us. :o)

Sandra xxxx

dklars said...

What a wonderful experience!  Thank you for sharing
~~Kath~~

jules19642001 said...

wonderful, thank you for sharing this with us...........Jules xx
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nedmoh said...

Jan , I dont remember Rev Jamal but he sounded a really good man ,and I'm glad he was able to give you courage and comfort before going to have your operation.......Love Jeanxx

jmoqueen said...

That's cool that he did that and you weren't afraid of it!!  I need it for when I visit the dentists too ;-)

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I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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