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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Women of Faith Wednesday - Miracles


This is such a great question for Women of Faith Wednesday!

Have you experienced any miracles in your life?

Yes!  I could write a lot on the miracles I've seen and experienced in my life, but there are a couple that really stand out...one that happened to me and one that happened to my grandpa.

When I was in high school, I was bitten by a brown recluse.  I found the bite on my right knee one morning, and the affected area was about the size of a quarter.  I immediately went to the doctor.  I was allergic to the only antibiotic that really treats spider bites, so they tried another one, plus a steroid pack.  Other than that, there was very little they could do.  Within 48 hours, the affected area covered half of my upper leg, and the doctor was planning surgery and extensive skin grafts to stop the spread of the poison.  The night the doctor starting planning surgery, our church had special prayer for me...it was a Wednesday night.  The next day, the doctor looked at my leg, looked at me, and said, "I don't know what happened, but you're not going to have to have surgery.  You'll still have a scar, but you won't need surgery."  A few days later, I rubbed my hand across the bite, and a tiny scab fell off.  To this day, that tiny scar is all I have remaining from the bite that should have caused extensive damage.

Then there's my grandpa...Pop has been a volunteer fire fighter for years.  In Februrary 2007, he was responding to a house fire during a severe storm when the fire truck he was driving went off the road and flipped upside down into a creek.  Several volunteer fire fighters were follwing him in their vehicles - a miracle in itself, since they always drive ahead of the trucks, and this was the only time they've ever followed behind - and saw the whole thing.  It took them 7 to 8 minutes to pull him out.  By the time they got him out, he was blue, with no pulse.  Paramedics shocked him three times before they got him back.  According to doctors, he would almost certainly die, or if he did survive, he would have severe brain damage.  To make a long story short, he has no long term effects at all from the wreck.  When the local paper interviewed him and put his story on the front page, he agreed to do it only if God got all the glory for his recovery...this from a man who spent most of his life running from God, and finally gave his heart to God in 2003.  Pop truly is a walking miracle.

5 comments:

Lauren said...

wow - those are 2 amazing stories!!! Thank you for sharing!

Heather said...

I totally believe in the power of prayer! Truly miraculous!

Anne said...

WOW - these stories are incredible. It's so amazing to see God's hand at work. Thanks for writing these and sharing with us.

Anne @ My Open Book www.dahlhauser.blogspot.com - Let's be friends!!

D and A said...

Both stories are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

movefearlessly said...

wow - both stories are beautiful and simply amazing! thank you for sharing these miracles...

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