Saturday, September 28, 2013

Miracles

My buddy, KT Cat over at The Scratching Post had a great write up on Miracles and his explanation really hit home:

When I hear atheists talk about there being no proof of God, I feel like I'm talking to a person who has never left Kansas telling me there's no proof that the Pacific Ocean exists.

"Dude, it's right here. I swim in it. I dive in it. One of our sons surfs in it."
"It's all explainable through science. You are only imagining it."
Sigh.
He's right, you can't explain the unexplainable.

I have a friend who was doing work in his attic years ago.  He made a mistake and fell, crashing through the ceiling and to the floor below.  His scull was bashed pretty badly and he wound up in a coma.  Doctors weren't sure he would ever wake up.

Then he did.

He opened his eyes up and began speaking to his friends and family.  He remembered who he was, who they were and was overall in pretty good shape.  He had some problems from the fall, but he was alive and could live normally.

He was a Miracle.

He's had a bad seizure recently. No one's sure what's going on, but everyone is concerned.  I wonder how people will react if God takes him home?  Will they be full of anger, railing against a God that can take a man from his wife and daughters?  Will they understand the Miracle?

The Miracle of a man that could have spent the rest of his life in a coma.  A constant source of regret and missed opportunities; or a man that had his appointment with death delayed for a decade so he could walk among us as a Miracle.

Death is not the end, but the next step in life.  We are non-physical creatures limited by the physical shell we wear every day so it's hard for us to release from our fears.  We fear the unknown and death is the greatest unknown.

But when you believe in Miracles...

1 comment:

K T Cat said...

First off, have the Newsboys with Michael Tait hit the sweet spot or what? I never in my life thought I'd see it happen, but my play count of Newsboys songs is now higher than the Monkees. I can't get enough of it.

Second, thanks for the linky love, buddy. You rock. I was at Adoration recently, pondering some thorny issues and God told me to find a new purpose for the blog. It's a long story and I'll tell you about it if we ever get together for beers. That my post touched you in any way makes me very happy indeed.

Lastly, let's hook up with DM on Twitter and I'll tell you my miracle story. I engage atheists from time to time on the blog and I really don't want my encounter with the Divine paraded in front of the poor devils. They'd only try to soil it and fail.