How many miracles are we allowed?

“All the while God was validating it [salvation] with gifts through the Holy Spirit, all sorts of signs and miracles, as he saw fit.” Hebrew 2:4

imageMy pastor friend posed this question: Is it possible my family could experience two dramatic miracles of healing in less than two years? Two years ago his son received a liver transplant (which could have been featured on “Answered Prayers” a TV series about miracles), just in time to save his life. And yesterday his beloved wife, Ruth, made a dramatic improvement to her lung condition and is breathing on her own. My answer to his question: Absolutely! As believers, we should depend on them.

I believe God has provided multiple miracles throughout my life. The first I remember happened when I caught a ride with my roommate to Des Moines. Her brother drove, and as we were leaving town, he stopped at an intersection of a major highway, but with the setting sun in his eyes, didn’t see a car coming over the hill. Just as he entered the intersection, I caught a glimpse of the car and yelled, “Stop!” He slammed on the brakes, and within seconds our car was hit in the front right fender. The impact swung us around and hit us again in the rear.

By yelling “Stop!” the driver reacted in time to avoid a broadside collision. With God’s grace, it was a miracle none of the passengers in either car were injured.

Lord, help us recognize your presence in situations we later consider miracles. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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