There is no such thing as a small miracle! By definition, a miracle is “a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is considered to be divine.” That is big!
As many of you know, our family experienced a miracle a few weeks ago. Jessie, our oldest daughter was in a terrible car accident. I am kind of weary of talking about it. So why write about it? Because we should never grow weary in telling of God’s wonders.
“Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise!” Psalm 79:13
On a sunny afternoon, coming home from working at the church, Jessie was hit broadside on the driver’s side, sent into a spin across the intersection up over the curb with such force she took out a light post which sent her further along into another road sign and still further until she landed in a ditch.
The rescue personnel used the jaws of life to get her out, put her on a backboard and took her to the trauma unit at Round Rock hospital. Just three hours after the crash, she walked out of the hospital!
Standing at the roadside watching the rescue, I was unaware of the miracle that had taken place. All any of us could see was the carnage of the wreck. The crushed car, the area littered by the huge light pole, the road sign, pieces of the car, broken glass, and emergency vehicles all around. And still my heart was at peace knowing my God is a great God and He is enough.
Then suddenly, there Jessie was, on the stretcher, smiling up at me. No signs of bleeding, no apparent injury other than the neck brace. Hope rose within me.
At the trauma unit there was a lot of hustle and bustle at first when they heard of the seriousness of the crash. Then things slowed down as they marveled at her good condition. The neck brace came off, and they repeatedly checked on her as the adrenalin wore off. She was very sore, but there was not a scratch on her.
The whole time we knew she had just experienced a miracle, a surprising and welcomed event that was not explicable by natural or scientific laws brought to us by the hand of God!
When we saw the car close up, I was struck by how close she came to being crushed by each impact. It was like God had said to the metal around her “You can only come this far.” His power was displayed through every angle of the crushed car.
Who can understand the mind of God? To know why He performs miracles—when and how He does. But when we experience a miracle, or when we learn of one, it is our job to sing His praises and tell the story that brings Him glory!
That day will forever be a part of our testimony, but it is not the end of it. Every day He reveals more of Himself to us. And we long to be bold in proclaiming to the world…
“Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them they would be too many to declare!” Psalm 40:5
Are you proclaiming His wonders? I’d love to hear from you about the wonders God has performed in your life!