Do you believe in miracles?
On the website dictionary.com the meaning of miracle is: 1. an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause. 2. such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God. 3. a wonder; marvel.
I actually like the second meaning myself, you can’t get much better than that. You hear about incidents all the time but have you ever witnessed one? There have been different times when I knew without a doubt that God had a hand in it, but would that really qualify as a miracle?
Here are a few examples:
There were times in my life where I did not know how we were going to be able to pay the bills but at the last moment an unexpected check would come in and the bills would be covered with a little bit for gas money and prayers were answered.
There had been a devastating accident in our family in 1994. We were up late and had to be up early the next morning. We were going to get about 4 hours sleep. I knew there was no way we were going to hear the alarm so I prayed about it and gave it to the Lord. Five minutes before the alarm went off I heard our Lab barking her fierce bark so I knew there must be someone outside. I dragged myself out of bed and proceeded to the door. When I got there much to my surprise there was no one in the yard and Homestead was sound asleep on the steps as usual. Talk about cold chills, yes it gave me cold chills cause I knew in my heart Who had woke me up.
In my E post I wrote about Eden Jade. God definitely had a hand on her and in my heart I know even though her momma could not hold her for 3 weeks she was being held, right in the palm of God’s hand. Praise the Lord!
The examples above are ones that a skeptic would try to evaluate and explain but how about a real miracle. The other night at our church we experienced a miracle, I don't think they could explain this one.
We had our foot washing and communion service. I was kind of disappointed because only a small handful of people showed up for the foot washing. Our song leader, Ken and piano player, June did not make it, which surprised me. They did make it for the regular service and Ken could hardly walk. His leg was killing him and he was limping really badly but he went ahead and hobbled on stage and led the songs. Bro. Bruce’s kids joined us also. His youngest is also a preacher so he was asked to bring us the message and what a message it was. He preached about “Passion,” the different kinds of Passion, especially the passion of Jesus Christ. About midway of the message I noticed Ken leaning over and talking to June with a smile on his face. The message was moving, tears were flowing, when Bro. Joe asked for the song leader to come up, Ken proceeded to the stage, only without the limp and a big smile on his face. Before leading the song he wanted to testify. His leg had been bothering him all night and day; he went out by Urgent Care that afternoon. Their plans were June was going to drop him off and then pick him up after service, however the door was locked, they were closed because of it being Easter. June was going to take him home but he said no he wanted to go to church, he would rather be there than hurting at home. But midway through the message he decided he wanted that passion for Jesus and was really listening to the message, wanted to be closer that he already was. All of a sudden he said he felt His presence and the leg quit hurting. He gave his testimony with tears running. He was able to go to work the next day.
That my folks is a miracle! Praise the Lord! Have you ever experienced a miracle?
until next time… nel
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