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PASTOR'S POST:  JUNE 2019

Miracles Are All Around!

Do miracles really happen or are they just the product of our imagination? Someone once said, “When gratitude and thanksgiving becomes essential to our lives miracles start to happen everywhere.” Somebody else said, “Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day.”

You are probably the greatest miracle God ever created. Consider the following facts about yourself:

First, your heart pumps about 2000 gallons of blood through its chambers every day.

Second, you take about 17,000 breaths a day without even thinking about it. Your brain had about 50,000 thoughts a day. You blink about 28,800 times every day. This is a voluntary reflex that keeps eyes clean and moist. That is crucial given the 90% of the information you process is visual.

Red blood cells shoot around your blood stream in less than 60 seconds. That means your red blood cells makes 1440 trips each day keeping your body energized. You shed more than one million skin cells every day and they are automatically replenished.  You speak an average of 5000 words a day if you are a woman. Men speak about 2000 words a day. Your liver manufactures cholesterol, vitamin D and blood plasma. It filters 53 quarts of blood every minute and produces a quart of bile every day to help break down your food.

Your body cells are regenerating themselves every single day, automatically. That means you have an entirely new set of taste buds every 10 days; new nails every 8 months; new bones every ten years and a new heart every 20 years. Wow! You are amazing.

A miracle is an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs; an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Dr. R.C. Sproul, now with the Lord in heaven, writes, “Now God is still alive; God is still working and answering prayers in a marvelous way.”

I have seen miracles to prayer, also. One example is when I visited a man in the hospital. I prayed with him and his wife for healing and they received Communion. About 6 months later I met him at the grocery store. He said, “Pastor, you saved my life.” I told him I could take credit for nothing; only God does miracles. He went on to tell me when I visited he had a big blood clot in his leg the doctors were x-raying every hour fearful it would go to his heart and kill him. He went on to say after I left they took another x-ray and it was completely gone.

How many time we have all seen miracles. To witness miracles we must expect to see them. They happen all around us; every day. Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Therefore, we live in the age of miracles.

Blessing to you and yours,
Pastor