|Sep 5, 2015||Miraculous|
|Sep 4, 2015||Itís Thanks to You|
|Sep 3, 2015||The Negotiation|
|Sep 2, 2015||Enlightening|
|Sep 1, 2015||September Not December|
Date: September 05, 2015
Surrounded by flat screen monitors showing his heart rate, blood pressure and oxygenation, and tethered to a series of computer-driven IVs, a young man sat up in the windowless room in the ICU for the first time since the removal of a tumor from behind his right eye.
Bandages wrapped around his skull like a cartoon version of what a patient looks like after surgery. His right eye was swollen shut. His left eye was open a slit. His smile was genuine. The surgery was scheduled for fifteen hours, but took four. Doctors feared his tumor had attached itself to the optic nerve or pituitary gland. It did neither. They feared his personality might undergo a change because of brain damage during surgery, but his natural sarcasm, post-surgery, belied this prospect. Doctor's believed that without the surgery he would die, and with the surgery, he could die or go blind. None of that happened. Was that miraculous? Maybe.
His miracle actually occurred days before, on the day before his planned mountain climb. On that day, he experienced a sudden and violent headache. He phoned his parents. Neither could be reached. He called his friends; no one was home. While losing his ability to speak, he dialed 911, and able only to mumble, repeated his address. The miracle? That he wasn't on the mountain, that he dialed 911, and that they understood him.
Not every miracle involves walking on water.
Let's Pray: Dear God, thanks for common miracles when circumstances conspire against us and we, by Your grace, and our determination, succeed or survive. Amen.
Here’s a Thought: Life is riddled with little miracles.
Source: Matthew 14: 25-27 NIV “Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. ‘It’s a ghost,’ they said, and cried out in fear.”