“Impossible situations can become possible miracles.”
~ Robert H. Schuller
Mother's father worked as a carpenter. On this particular day, he was building some crates for the clothes his church was sending to some orphanage in China. On his way home, he reached into his shirt pocket to find his glasses, but they were gone. When he mentally replayed his earlier actions, he realized what happened; the glasses had slipped out of his pocket unnoticed and fallen into one of the crates, which he had nailed shut. His brand new glasses were heading for China!
The Great Depression was at it's height and Grandpa had six children. He had spent $20 for those glasses that very morning. He was upset by the thought of having to buy another pair. “It's not fair,” he told God as he drove home in frustration. “I've been very faithful in giving of my time and money to your work, and now this.”
Several months later, the director of the orphanage was on furlough in the United States. He wanted to visit all the churches that supported him in China, so he came to speak one Sunday at my grandfather's small church in Chicago. The missionary began by thanking the people for their faithfulness in supporting the orphanage. “But most of all,” he said, “I must thank you for the glasses you sent last year. You see, the Communists had just swept through the orphanage, destroying everything, including my glasses. I was desperate. Even if I had the money, there was simply no way of replacing those glasses. Along with not being able to see well, I experienced headaches every day, so my co workers and I were much in prayer about this. Then your crates arrived. When my staff removed the covers, they found a pair of glasses lying on top.”
The missionary paused long enough to let his words sink in. Then, still gripped with the wonder of it all, he continued: “Folks, when I tried on the glasses, it was as though they had been custom-made just for me! I want to thank you for being a part of that.”
The people listened, happy for the miraculous glasses. But the missionary surely must have confused their church with another, they thought. There were no glasses on their list of items to be sent overseas. But sitting quietly in the back, with tears streaming down his face, an ordinary carpenter realized the Master Carpenter had used him in an extraordinary way.
“Miracles are natural. When they do not occur something has gone wrong.”
“Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.”~Saint Augustine
“There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.”
~ Victor Hugo
“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”
~ Helen Keller
“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.” -Paulo Coelho
What if,we could choose to go through life……… knowing,being, perceiving and receiving EVERYTHING as a miracle ?????
What if, our belief in them could start off scores of miracles unfolding in every moment of our lives ????????
Most people want to see miracles first and then believe in them.
Truth is….when you believe in them …you see them…..all the time.
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