Following the worship service lastÂ Sunday morning I had a few moments to visit with a lady and her mother. The lady walked with great difficulty (even with the help of a walker), and yet she was full of joy and expressed tremendous gratitude for our sharing that morning.
As I visited with them, I found out what had happened: 15 years ago she was in a terrible auto accident. The doctors didn’t think she would live. She was in a coma for 5 months. The doctors then said that if she ever did wake up she would be “a vegetable”. Yet, God worked a miracle.
While she was in the hospital her unbelieving father visited her. He was gloriously saved. And the next day he stepped into eternity. “God used my accident to save him before he died!” she said.
We were praising God for what He has done, and I told her what a blessing it was to see her willingness to be used of God, for we know that God uses people. She again said that it was God who had done the miracle!
As I was thinking back to our conversation, I realized that there are many people who want God to work a miracle in their life, but I think we often have different ideas of what a miracle would look like. How many of us would be excited to go through “the miracle” that this lady has gone through? And would come through bearing the physical limitations and continuing day-by-day suffering, yet still rejoicing in what God has done?
“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, ‘With men this is impossible;
but with God all things are possible.'”(Matthew 19:26)