Sometimes it Takes a Miracle

Our discussion turned to Dave’s health. A year ago, he went through surgery and chemotherapy. Six months later, the doctor declared his kidney healthy.

Dave said, “A guy asked me if I was in a five-year remission? I told him I signed up for lifetime remission.”

We laughed, but not without remembering how concerned we’d been for Dave. A year ago, we weren’t laughing. We were praying.

Our conversation turned to another friend facing cancer. Dave said, “God wants us to pray for miracles.”

Miracles. There’s a subject that brings out the scoff in people. Do we scoff because too many have made miracles about money only? Or because we’ve known people who said they had a healing miracle then died of the disease?

Or, is it that we simply don’t believe that miracles happen today?

Today, reading a little book by Charles Spurgeon, Finding Peace in Life’s Storms, I’m reminded that nothing is too hard for Jesus. “Jesus lives in the place of authority. When He was here, He had power over demons, but in heaven, He has even greater power.”

Are you facing a bewildering situation, something hopeless? Take it to Jesus.

The disciples were powerless to help a demon-possessed boy. Jesus came along. He said, “Bring him to me.” Think how marvellous these words are: bring him to me.

We do everything in our power to change a situation . . . that’s good. We should do all we can. But, there’s one thing we can do that we often don’t do until all other means have been exhausted – take the need to Jesus.

Jesus sends us an invitation today: Bring ________ to me. The blank belongs to you. Fill it with your impossible situation.

“Jesus Christ expects us to treat Him as  the living, powerful, intervening One, and to confide in Him as such. We abandon some cases, giving up, instead of presenting them constantly to Him.” C. H. Spurgeon

Let the word “miracle” become an integral part of your vocabulary.


About rosemccormickbrandon

An award winning personal experience writer, Rose McCormick Brandon is a frequent contributor to faith magazines, devotionals and compilations, including Chicken Soup for the Soul. Rose is the author of Promises of Home: Stories of Canada's British Home Children (2014). One Good Word Makes all the Difference (2013), He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me (2012) and Vanished: What Happened to My Son. She's a frequent contributor to The Testimony, Today's Pentecostal Evangel and other faith magazines in Canada, U.S. and Australia. Rose also writes about Canadian history, specifically the era of Child Immigration from Britain. Read her stories of child immigrants at:
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3 Responses to Sometimes it Takes a Miracle

  1. Anne says:

    Good word, today! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Margaret says:

    love this one, Rose – you are so right! If we don’t have “miracle” in our vocabulary, we might just miss one…

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