BLOG 17 November 14, 2016 MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!
Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention and miracles from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the hand of God touches people in today’s world?
Read and you’ll find new insights.
Following a slim victory by Oklahoma State University, football head coach Mike Gundy explained the achievement by saying, “the mind is the most important part of the body.” He believed what surges through the head is more powerful than what runs through the muscles. Very interesting.
I would add that what keeps everyone functioning is more than just positive thinking. Lose a desire to live and you soon die. With an absolute commitment to life, you can recover. Life is far more than just keeping on being mobile. The dictionary defines life as a “principle or force.” Coach Gundy tapped into this idea when he suggested that the team had a mindset that motivated them to win.
In my search to understand miracles, I’ve discovered that the invisible force called “life” is a vital part of what renews, regenerates, and revitalizes people. No matter how ill one might be, what’s in the mind still tops the list for a means of recovery.
Reclaiming “life” can be one of the most important ingredients in a divine intervention.
Some years ago, I was called to the hospital because my dear friend and parishioner Jim was critically ill. The doctor attempted to remove his gall bladder cystoscopicaly but left tissue behind that had produced a deadly illness. When I entered the room, a sense of death hung in the air. I sensed that life was draining out of this man’s system. He was slipping away.
My wife and I began to pray for his recovery. In particular, I placed my hands on Jim and asked the Holy Spirit to pour “life” into Jim. Often when we pray for life, the power begins to flow through us just as electricity comes down a wire into our house. That night in the hospital, we became conductors in much the same way that wire is a transmitter of power.
Do I understand what I am describing? No, not really. Over the years, I’ve asked many medical doctors to define life. What is it? I’m still waiting for a definitive answer. They can tell me what death is – but not life!
I’ve come to the conclusion that life is the possession of God and comes from him alone. Science fiction aside, we cannot create life – but we can convey it through praying.
As my wife and I prayed for Jim, the atmosphere in the room began to change. The extreme pain in Jim’s side subsided. His color improved. We kept praying. Over the next few days, he steadily improved and was soon released. Jim recovered.
A divine intervention? Definitely. The Holy Spirit used us as a connection and poured renewed life into Jim. Can I prove it? No. I can only answer, “he was dying and is now alive.”
Think about it. You might be able to become a conductor of life.