Lisa Osteen Comes speaks of tragedies and miracles

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:09 AM.

While opening mail, she unknowingly unwrapped a package meant for her father that contained a bomb. The force was so great her office was riddled with nails and shrapnel.

She told Beliefnet.com that the FBI said it malfunctioned and blew out instead of up, probably saving her life. She was miraculously protected and escaped with minor injuries in comparison to the impact of the explosion.

Comes has been married to Kevin for 22 years and they have twin girls who are 14 years old and an 11-year-old son.

Through all these miracles, Comes has learned "that we always have hope in Jesus and what we cannot do in the natural, God can do for us."

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A graduate of Oral Roberts University, Comes dedicated her life to full time ministry in 1983 and began to work for her father, the late pastor John Osteen, at Lakewood Church in Houston. She also traveled the world teaching God's Word, writing books and is still at Lakewood with her brother, pastor Joel Osteen.

"I was director of ministries for years, but in 1999, I became an associate pastor and speak in the Wednesday evening services," she said. 



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