Saturday, January 23, 2010

Two Messages on Her Phone


Standing next to me, arms around my waist, she holds tight.  I start to move away but her voice stops me and we remain in the comfortable embrace of sisters.  “I keep two messages on my phone,” she tells me. 

I know what she’s going to say.  The first is an encouraging message from a friend and the second is…her voice breaks into my knowing, “One says you are completely blind in your left eye.”

I’m genuinely surprised by her confession.  Tears burn my eyes and I squeeze my lids tight to keep them from falling.  I remember that message.      

The voice which started out strong now falters a bit, but she gathers strength and continues, “The other says that your doctor thinks it’s a miracle that you have your sight back.” 

With that, the floodgates are opened and my cheeks become spillways for tears.  Voice thick with emotion, I manage to say, “I didn’t know.” 

Now her tears join mine.  “It’s just such a miracle,” she whispers. 

“I know,” I say.  “It is.  It really is,” and for one holy, immeasurable moment we both marvel at the miracle. 

I can’t help but think how wise she is to keep that visible reminder of our miracle (it’s hers and yours too because you prayed).  Remembering the amazing things He has done for us not only brings us joy as we rejoice in the favor of our God, it also bolsters our faith that He will continue to work on our behalf and do exceedingly, abundantly above all we can ask or think

Are you needing a miracle today?  I encourage you to take a moment to strengthen your faith in His ability to do amazing things for you by remembering what He has ALREADY done!   

photo: tpacific


Brenda Susan Sawatzky said...

I feel so blessed to have seen this miracle of you regainded sight first hand! Hugs, and thanks for your beuatiful post today! Now get me some kleenex!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Powerful post..thank you~

have a lovely said...

what an amazing message...and to be witnessed! {i must catch up soon on your blog...and how life has been going for you! as i didn't even know this miracle happened in the fall} so many thanks for sharing

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a great post. It's such a blessing that you have such a wonderful family to go through all of this with you; to lift you up, encourage you, and celebrate with you.


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