Saturday, March 5, 2011
Do you believe in miracles?
Yes, the title is shamelessly borrowed from the famous call by Al Michaels at the Miracle on Ice. Past that, it's an honest question. I know a lot of people who say that miracles don't happen anymore, that God stopped performing miracles sometime during the New Testament. Well, that's just not true. Granted, miracles are not necessarily on the same scale as the Old Testament. Lately I've been reading the beginning of the Old Testament, so I've read about all about the exodus from Egypt, God parting the Red Sea, water from a rock, and many more. Miracles are not always this obvious but like I've said, it doesn't mean they don't happen. I've been following the progress of one for the past few weeks. I mentioned in a past post Zach Gabbard, the high school basketball player who collapsed during a game this past January. His heart had stopped, and the defibrillator wasn't able to restart it. Because of this he was dead, literally, for anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes (I've heard variations on the actual number). Chest compressions also were not being performed because of the nature of the defibrillator, so there wasn't even any blood flowing from that. All those things considered, the chances of Zach even surviving were quite small. Well, a miracle occurred. Not only has Zach lived, he's already able to talk and walk, and it sounds like he might even be able to finish out his high school basketball career next winter. Living and breathing proof that God still works miracles in our lives and the lives of others. So forgive me for this, but if somebody asks you if you believe in miracles, the answer should be a resounding Yes!
Posted by MattHaugen at 9:40 PM