Do You believe in Miracles?

John 2:11 (KJV) This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee…

It had been several days since the call had come to my office that George a faithful member of my congregation had suffered a serious stroke.  I had visited him in the hospital and prayed with him and his family members.

George was largely unresponsive.  Tubes were running everywhere and he was on a breathing machine that was keeping him alive.  There was very little hope that he would survive and yet his family and I held onto our faith and trusted that God would intervene.  The doctors were doing all that they could but their efforts were being met with frustration.

It was about 2:30 am when my phone rang.  My wife and I made our way to the hospital to meet with George’s wife and family.  When we arrived we were taken to a large conference room and discovered that all of George’s large family were there.  The doctors had summoned them for they felt that the end had come for George.  We were told that they wanted to remove George from all of the apparatus that was keeping him alive.  The doctors said that he would probably expire in the next few hours.  George was showing no signs of improvement. The family had a critical decision to make.

The doctors left the room so we could discuss and make our decision.  I began to lead the discussion concerning what should be done. We discussed our feelings and I finally asked them what they thought George would want.  The family to a member said George would not want to continue to live sustained only by machines.

We all knew the strength of George’s  faith and decided that he would want the machines removed and that he would want to trust God for his will.  We gave that decision to the doctors who immediately  ordered all life supports removed.  After the supports were removed, We went in with the family and once again prayed for George.  He seemed peaceful as we left.

My wife and I returned home very tired and restlessly awaited a call from the family.  It was about 7:00 am when my phone rang.  I said hello expecting to hear that George had departed this world.

To my surprise the voice on the other end of the line said, “Pastor, this is George! ”  I was amazed as he told me he had awakened and eaten a full breakfast. It was truly a miracle.  George was not completely well but he lived for many years after that night. He had to use a wheelchair but faithfully attended church almost every Sunday.

I don’t know if you believe in miracles but I know that  I do!

When there seems to be no hope, lean on the promises of a loving God and you will find the strength to carry you through the most difficult situations of life…In fact you may just receive a Miracle!

Keep Looking Up!

Dan

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