Yes, I do believe in miracles. Whether spiritual and God filled miracles or otherwise, miracles are things that we should be accustomed to in our lives. Have you ever asked for a miracle? Have you ever caught yourself saying, “Man that was a miracle. A split second earlier and that car would have hit me.” Just by saying that that was a miracle or asking for a miracle must mean that miracles do exist. The question that you may want to ask yourself is this: “Who is delivering the miracle?”
Here are a couple of examples of miracles to me that makes me believe in them everyday. First, there is a great miracle, an Act of God, which really made me much stronger in my faith. In 2006, after working for a company for four years, I lost my job in mid-to-late August due to the inner workings of upper management that wanted changes in the lower management structure. That meant trying to find reasons which did not exist, to fire me.
So, from August 2006 until February 2007, I was out of work and unable to collect unemployment. I was able to get food stamps, which I really hated to have to do because I never had to do this. At the same time, I had to take care of my mother.
Part of the miracle here is that the timing of me getting fired was also the same time that my elderly mother had to go in for rotator cuff surgery. She was going to need all of the help that she could get during the possible five month rehabilitation period and it was going to be up to me to accomplish this. With the help of God and my Christian friends, I got through it. My mother made a full-recovery, gaining full use of her right arm and shoulder again.
At the same time, thanks to the prayers and the inspiration of my best friend and my wife, I was able to land a job in February 2007. It was a good job, even though it was 20 miles from door-to-door. This was a job that came to me through my church and it was working for a member of the church who had his own business. So, this was God’s work and He did provide a miracle for me.
During this same period, I can say that I remember an incident when I was headed to this job one morning. I was waiting at a traffic light which was red. When it turned green, I knew that I was going to have to cross over a two lane road to get to the other side and continue my ride to work. As I entered into the intersection, I happened to turn to my right and saw a car coming at me and it was not going to stop at its red light. I slammed on the brakes and watched as a woman was talking on her cell phone and putting on make-up. God, again, committed himself to one of His miracles.
What we have to look at, especially in respect to these two types of incidents is whether or not these are miracles or luck or just being in the right place at the right time. In my belief, these are straight and true miracles. Was it just being in the right place at the right time when Jesus Christ brought Lazarus back from the dead and watched him walk out of the tomb? Was it a miracle or was it luck that Jesus Himself raised from the dead after three days of being dead? Yes, both times. These were not at all acts of luck.