Healing on a Climb to the Acropolis

The healing of the lepers inspired someone whose knee gave out to find healing on a climb to the Acropolis.


I was visiting Greece and Turkey to learn more about where the Bible characters walked and talked. I was having a great time. But my knee went out one night. I didn't think I'd be able to climb to the Acropolis the next day.

I turned to God. My answer came in the form of a Bible verse: "Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees" (Is 35:3 KJV). I stayed with that inspiring idea.

I asked one of my traveling companions to pray for me. She shared with me the idea that my strength and support came from God, not from muscle or cartilage.

As I prayed, the story of the ten lepers who were cleansed came to me. They asked Jesus to heal them, and Jesus told them, "Go, show yourselves unto the priests." They obeyed. The one thing that stuck with me was that they were healed as they went on their way (Luke 17:12-19). I decided to continue to go on my way the next day to the Acropolis. And I was healed. I am so very grateful.