I Saw Woman Healed

Penny and I sent to Hastings last weekend to a wedding. It was a happy day and it was great to see so many friends from when we lived down there.

On the journey down we passed a road sign to Royston and it set us off talking about something we had both witnessed about thirty years before.

Edgar Webb was a preacher who seemed to be gifted with the ability to pray to Jesus for people to be healed, and they were! A group of us from Birmingham went to his meeting in Royston. I used to play the trumpet and as I was taking part in the programme, I sat on the front row in front of the theatre platform, on the end of the row in the centre aisle.

Edgar preached and then asked if anyone wanted to come forward to be prayed for, that they might be healed.

Many crowded forward and went up the steps which ran all along the front of the stage. As I was in the aisle I clearly saw the woman with the bowed legs pass me to go forward and I got up to help her climb the steps. I smiled to her and took her arm. I remember her. I quickly lost sight of her as others crowded behind her. I sat down watching the crowd and those who had been prayed for return to their seats.

And I saw the lady I had helped. I could describe her appearance and clothing to this day. I remember the feeling of hair rising on the back of my neck as she walked down the steps towards, then past me, as went back to her seat.

Her legs which had been so bowed, like a wish-bone, were perfectly straight and she walked without any of the difficulty she had had before.

I remember my inner conflict as my brain said, “This can not be true, such things do not happen!” And I seemed to be replying to myself and I was saying, “But I have seen it with my own eyes and others are seeing it too.” I eventually had to make the decision to believe though every instinct within me wanted to doubt.

The event left an idelible memory but I also learned a valuable lesson. Seeing is not believing. Believing is believing.

13 thoughts on “I Saw Woman Healed

  1. It was this same Edgar Webb I presume that came to Whitehouse in Sellack ,Herefordshire in about 1972 and brought the gospel to me in such a way that I hadn’t heard before and could only respond by giving my life to him. I will never forget him and will thank him the day I see him again ( in Heaven) ..2nd only of course to my gratitude to God..
    Adrian Partridge

  2. Well, I had a nervous breakdown after being prayed over and not being healed (1976 – Australia) and when I went back to him he wouldn’t pray with me again saying he already had and that, therefore, I SHOULD be healed. I won’t forget him but for different reasons. I hear later on that he seemed to leave a trail of damaged people everywhere he went. I’m glad for you all that you weren’t any of THEM. I’ve given up on all this stuff. Just researching traumatic events of my past.

  3. Gram,

    Is this Edgar Webb evangelist originally from UK. A black preacher whom impacted some of today’s healing evangelists? Was researching him and got to your blog. I would like to know more and if it’s the same man of you met. God bless you.

  4. Edgar Webb was an invited speaker and healer at the church being led by Trevor Dearing in Hainault in 1974. My daughter was six weeks old when we were invited to attend. Lyndall was born blind and it had been suggested that Edgar Webb should minister to her. Edgar Webb was striking, dressed in a beautiful cream suit. I carried my baby forward nervously when I was called and Edgar took us into a little side room. There he placed his hands on Lymdall’s head and prayed over and over again ‘Let her see Jesus! Let her see Jesus!’
    It seemed to me a strange prayer to pray over someone whom we’d been told would never have any useful vision. Today Lyndall is an independent consultant in all matters relating to prayer. She teaches, preaches and writes about prayer and is a faithful prayer warrior. Does she see Jesus? Most certainly she does – in a way that many long so to do. Thanks be to God for His love and His mercy and to people like Edgar and Trevor with their vision for the Kingdom here on earth.

  5. Edgar Webb was someone I cam to know in the mid to late 1970’s. He came to Canada with some frequency, and I encountered him on one of his visits. I was a teenager at the time, and he struck me as having an incredible presence. I had become a born again Christian – probably about a year or so before I met him. I found him to be a truly gentle and joyful soul.

    In my early twenties I left Christianity for a variety of reasons, but I will never forget this very special person. His eyes and smile radiated and his voice was soothing music. He was *special*, and I will always remember him with affection.

  6. I remember attending a cottage meeting over 30 years ago. My wife was a main line believer and had her doubts. We observed from a distance as he prayed for someone who was blind? and after a while, he asked those present to praise God that the young man had his sight restored. My only regret was in not following up the encounter in an objective scientific manner. Like asking for more details about the young man’s past and improved medical history. b) On another occasion I witnessed him delivering someone from demonic possession at a church. I have been forever blessed to have come in contact with him a few times. arthur, SIngapore

  7. I WAS BLESSED TO WORK WITH MOST OF THE HEALING EVANGELIST, OVER 28 YRS, AS A CRUSADE ORGANIST! I WITNESSED WITH MY OWN EYES, MULTITUDES OF SICK AND DYING,(EVEN 2 DEAD PEOPLE) RAISED FROM THE DEAD!

    IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!

    IF WE DON’T QUIT LOOKING AT FLESH…AND IDOLIZING IT, WE’LL NEVER SEE THE DEPOSIT OF GOD IN THEM, NOR THE REVELATION OF THE POWER OF JESUS CHRIST!

    ” HE PUTS HIS TREASURE (HIS REVELATION OF JESUS) IN EARTHEN VESSELS ”

    SO, KEEP YOUR EYES UPON THE PRIZE!

    ” IT’S HARVEST TIME ”

    ROM 8:

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