Zeezrom Leaped upon His Feet – Alma 15:8-11

8 And Alma said: If thou believest in the redemption of Christ thou canst be healed.
9 And he said: Yea, I believe according to thy words.
10 And then Alma cried unto the Lord, saying: O Lord our God, have mercy on this man, and heal him according to his faith which is in Christ.
11 And when Alma had said these words, Zeezrom leaped upon his feet, and began to walk; and this was done to the great astonishment of all the people; and the knowledge of this went forth throughout all the land of Sidom.
After Alma and Amulek preached in Ammonihah, they visited Zeezrom, who had previously persecuted them but who now needed their help. He was in tremendous agony, both physically and spiritually, suffering from both a burning fever and a guilty conscience, and he believed that Alma and Amulek had the ability to relieve him from both. After asking him to reaffirm that believe, Alma prayed that God would heal him, and Zeezrom was immediately healed.
I like Mormon’s description in verse 11. He doesn’t just say that Zeezrom stood up or that he arose from his bed. Instead he says, “Zeezrom leaped upon his feet.” The miracle was both instantaneous and comprehensive.
Today, I will follow the example of Alma: I will do what I can to help those who are constrained by disabilities, whether physical or spiritual. I will remember that Heavenly Father has the power to heal, and I will pray on behalf of those who suffer that they may be able to overcome their challenges. I will also do what I can to help others be mobile and productive.
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