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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Definition of MIRACLE
: an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs
: an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment
Miracles clearly reveal Jesus as sovereign over the forces of nature. But in his teaching that follows and the controversy it arouses, we discover that he is not merely one who works miracles within the realm of nature, nor merely a leader of God's people like Moses, but the source of eternal life itself... John (6:22-59).
SOVEREIGNTY and CONTROVERSY.....the two words that I feel completely covered with each and every day.
A child that "would never walk" could not walk fast enough this morning to her first day of preschool......miracle.
A child that has to take meds (many of them), tightens her little face up, swallows syringe after syringe full and as I explain that they are making her feel better, I also ask " do they taste THAT BAD?!" and she says with a smile..."no, it's ok mommy"...miracle
A child that sat limp for four years ran through my house this morning "i go to skoo... I go to skoo... I go to skoo"...miracle
Why do we experience so little of the reality of this promise (miracles) in the US? Possibly because we do not need it? Maybe we don't desire it? Maybe we are too distracted to even realize what we are missing?
I ask myself on a daily basis..."what if I had missed it? what If the blinders had NEVER been taken from my eyes and I had gone through my entire life MISSING the face of Christ in this DESPERATE way that I NEED Him?
What if I had missed it?"
As I type these words I feel joy yet such a heaviness in my heart. While there is SO much excitement that surrounds my "little miracle", there is sorrow that accompanies her situation. How can two emotions that are SO TOTALLY opposite go hand in hand? Only the sovereignty of Christ can wash away the sorrow with so much joy that you feel as though you might just BUST!
Well, here is just a little glimpse for you to share in the joy that I have felt ALL DAY LONG!
Josie Love's first day of preschool! (escorted by her BIG brothers..one older and one younger) this is a great pic for you to see how small Josie really is. She and Joshua (the one right beside her) are three months apart. Caleb (on the far left) is two years younger. (my sweet baby is HUGE...but still mama's baby!)
I am not sure why her little eyes are still so squinty...we go back to the eye doctor on Monday, so I will let you know what she says....
- I am a lover of Jesus. I have the most fabulous husband that anyone woman could ask for. The Lord has blessed us with 7 beautiful children. I started this blog so that friends and family could follow our trip to Uganda to visit Katie Davis. I have decided to keep blogging to help bring orphan awareness to the world around me.