Saturday, April 14, 2012

M is for Miracles...

Do you believe in miracles?
On the website 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


  1. I have been greatly blessed but I am not sure about a miracle. I do believe in them though!

  2. I have witnessed a few miracles - such as my father - for no reason - suddenly stopping at a green light, just to see a semi fly by through a red light - if he had not stopped, I would not be seeing him today.

    Lovely post - praised be the Lord.

    Dif-tor heh smusma

    - T'Laina (

  3. I can't think of any to share, but I certainly believe. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Yes indeed! God loves to show up when we least expect Him, and in the most profound ways at that. From restored relationships to financial reversals (in both directions), He has made His presence known in ways I cannot deny. Can you imagine how we'll feel when, at long last, we see Him face-to-face?

  5. Nel,

    I've experienced so many miracles and your post makes me think I should go back in my journal and prayer book and make a list of the miracles I've been apart of/witnessed. The Israelites had their stones to remember, I think it would be a wonderful project to remember what the Lord has done through the years.

    I can recall one afternoon I was coming home through a pass in CA and on this roadway there was a very tight narrow curve. I usually took it at top (plus) speed, wanting to get home to my baby, but one day the Holy Spirit said to slow down. I just instinctively obeyed and went around that corner at maybe 20 miles an hour. As I was making the curve a semi who was almost out-of-control barreled around the corner and took up half of my lane. I was able to squeeze my little Omni between him and the rock wall, but if I had not been going slowly I would have been dead. After the corner I pulled off the road a little shaken, but knew that the Lord had provided my safe passage. I will never forget that!

  6. Oh, yes, about 37 years ago, I was living in New Market, TN (east of Knoxville) and my oldest daughter was in Johnson City, which is northeast of New Market, attending East Tennessee State University. I was on my way up to visit with her for the weekend, planning in my head what we would probably be doing after I got there. I was driving along I-80, which was under construction, and had two way traffic. I looked up to see a semi-truck in my lane, heading directly for me and he was passing cars that were in the lane he should have been in.
    I was sure that he wasn't going to make it back into his lane. I took to the gravel on the shoulder and he was still in my lane. I could see the wheels on his truck as he went by me, still in my lane. I just stayed where I was for a few minutes and thanked God that He had prevented an accident and saved both my life and that of the trucker. I know that was a miracle.
    I enjoyed your post. Thank you. Best regards to you,
    Ruby aka Grammy

  7. Yes, He is a miracle-working God, still!! What would we do without Him, Nel, even if He didn't do another miracle? ((HUGS))