THE Christmas Miracle

“When the people saw him do this miraculous sign, they exclaimed, ‘Surely, he is the Prophet we have been expecting!'” John 6:14

Jesus had just fed the crowd of 5,000 men plus women and children with five loaves of bread and two fish, and the crowd wondered if He was the Prophet Moses promised that God would send. (Deuteronomy 18:15)

A miracle of multiplication.

Today, we need a miracle of multiplication. Multiplication of healing, financial recovery, job restoration, kindness, peace.

We need a miracle of multiplication, but it only comes with the greatest miracle.

The Christmas Miracle.

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Jesus is with us when life crashes

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He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

He will cover you with His pinions,
and under His wings you will find refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and buckler. Psalm 91:1-4

At least four of us crashed this week.

Looking forward to a day of catch-up at work and interviewing job candidates, I drove and sang along with the KSGN team yesterday morning.

Brake lights and screeching interupted the worship. I slammed on my brakes and stopped just in time.

Silence.

Whump! The SUV slammed into my Acura, shoving me into the Dodge I just missed hitting a few seconds before. Sunglasses flew into the windshield. Purse and contents soared into the air. My Acura hurled from the Dodge to the SUV, once, twice, three times, and a fourth time. Finally, the rocking back and forth stopped. Silence.

Dazed, I pulled at my seatbelt. Locked! I pushed and pulled until it released.

I open the door, swing my legs out the doorway, and sit there, rubbing my knees.

What happened?

Am I hurt?

Go see if anyone else was hurt.

Sir, your car is leaking; we need to get you out of the car. I’ll take you to my car. There, you can rest.

The SUV driver and I were transported to hospital emergency departments. I’m praying that Steve is okay. I was released and will be fine, just a little banged up. I gave Steve my card, and he promised to call me to let me know how he is.

Life can come crashing down on us just when we think everything is going well. Christians have the hope and promise that Jesus is with us–even in the crash. He promised that He is with us always (Matthew 28:20). In fact, He takes us through the valley of the shadow of death and nourishes us in the presence of our enemies (Psalm 23).

Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows my name.
When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him. Psalm 91:14-15

I am convinced that Jesus and His angels were with Steve and me on Friday, as well as the other drivers.

The first responders blessed me with gentleness and true caring. Thank you to AMR paramedics Becky and Will from the Redlands district.

I was reminded that in Jesus, I find my protection, my refuge, my answer in times of trouble.

Jesus is there for you in your times of trouble. He also sends other people to help you in times of trouble.

My prayer

Father, thank You for your protection yesterday. I pray that You will place Your healing touch upon Steve, and enable him to feel Your presence in his pain. Thank You for the paramedics, firefighters, and highway patrolmen who responded. Bless them with the knowledge of Your love and protection. Please pour out a special blessing upon Becky and Will, my paramedics. Father, You are good, and I thank You, that You are my Father.

God’s love heals fibromyalgia

God healed me as a sign to others of His great love. With the healing, came a passion to point others to Jesus.

May God give you an intense passion to draw near to Him and to be bold in proclaiming His great love for the world.

My prayer

Father, thank You for Your great love for the world. Increase our thirst for You. Empower us as we read Your Word. May Your children’s love  abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that they may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11

Need a miracle? What will you do with it?

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I waited patiently for the LORD; He inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry pit, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD. Psalm 40:1-3

Alone … tired … hurting.

God, help me!

Waiting.

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He lifted me out of my bed of sickness and gave me a new song to sing. Praise to my King!

Why?

So that others would see the difference in me and respect God. So that others would know that He is their Healer, their great God.

God healed me of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome on November 21, 2010, confirmed a miracle by my doctor.

Six months later, I climbed half-way up the Great Wall of China. Limited by time, otherwise, I would have made it to the top. All marveled, even those who have not put their trust in the Lord.

You have multiplied, O LORD my God, Your wondrous deeds and Your thoughts toward us; none can compare with You! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told. Psalm 40:5

My prayer:

Father, may these dear readers know Your great love and see You at work in their lives. Give them a new song of praise, Lord Jesus. Fill them with hope as they wait on Your mighty works in their lives, and they will proclaim Your goodness.

What are you waiting on God to bring to your life?
What will you do with that miracle?
Will you sing praise to God and proclaim His goodness?