ABOUT GOD TAGS
Why God Tags
I’ve stared into the terrified eyes of my wife and kids from a hospital bed, too many times. Being in shape and active my whole life, in 2015 my health suddenly began to slide. So much so, the Hospital knows me be by name and temperament. I've been diagnosed with Central Post Stroke Pain due to a lesion forming in my brain stem post stroke.
The rest of my life I will spend in pain. Possibly expecting a miracle in 2018 I traveled to Israel on a pilgrimage with my church. Israel is a bucket list item; a must see. You can walk the streets Jesus did. Grab a piece of gravel from an ancient trail He most likely walked on. Eat honey and drink milk from the land flowing with milk and honey.
Unfortunately, while visiting Galilee, I drank tap water following an early morning run with nothing open to purchase bottled water. By the time I made back to the US. I was bed stricken. We later learned Leptospirosis hit the Golan Heights causing dozens sickened and some deaths.
Life once again become very tough. It ranged from sweat covered fevers to freezing cold. I could not rise from my bed. In the beginning I felt I just needed to rest and my body would recover like it has so many times. Having a wonderful wife and three great kids I've fought hard to stay in this world.
At one point, after three days in bed, without rising once. I started to realize my strength was fading. I had a premonition if I did not fight, at least stand by my bed for a few moments each day. I would surly die. My wife began to cry at my bedside. I tried consoling her it would be OK. "You are not getting better you are getting worse.”
It’s odd but a person can tell when they are passing from this world. Just one more day of rest and my strength will come back no longer worked. We prayed daily for my health. While researching about my constant, life threatening illness, a sermon came to mind. One about our mother Mary and how she is the mother of us all. How in times of duress we should pray, Ask our mother to intercede with her Son for our behalf.
I began to praying to Mary for this and wondered if my illness was some kind of spiritual attack. My researched found a specific resolve to wear a sort of amulet or medallion of Mary, Archangel Raphael and Archangel Michael. Pray asking Mary to intercede with her Son on our behalf. Asking to invoke the Archangels Raphael for healing and Michael for protection during our journey through this world.
Looking normal, or maybe passing the image of a healthy middle-aged person, people find it hard to believe I've undergone nineteen surgeries. A stroke, vertebral artery dissection all due to a large hole in my heart.
Once I began to where the metals my health turned around. Not only did I heal but didn’t get hit with another illness or injury normal for me. I’ve never worn jewelry, even religious. Unfortunate but I don’t believe in many of the claims out there to heal. All I know is once I began to where the medallions with prayer, I became better.
It’s cute, my wife a medical doctor, makes sure I constantly wear the medals. But I couldn’t find set of matching medallions of Mary and the angels. So, I designed a set and received so many complements. We decided to open a web page selling what we are call "God Tags". I put the Archangels image and prayers on a military dog tag to remind a person of their powerful protection. The medallion of Mary similar in color and style.
Mary is the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. She has a special relationship with him. We can ask her to approach her Son Yeshua (Jesus real name in Aramaic). Invoking the Archangels God gave us to assist us on our journey through this world.
Evil truly hopes to separate us from God. Inflicting as much pain as possible
1 Peter 5:8-11.
6 Bow down, then, before the power of God now, so that he may raise you up in due time;
7 unload all your burden on to him, since he is concerned about you.
8 Keep sober and alert, because your enemy the devil is on the prowl like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
9 Stand up to him, strong in faith and in the knowledge that it is the same kind of suffering that the community of your brothers throughout the world is undergoing.
10 You will have to suffer only for a little while: the God of all grace who called you to eternal glory in Christ will restore you, he will confirm, strengthen and support you.
11 His power lasts for ever and ever. Amen.