Blog 282

March 6, 2023


Rev. Robert L. Wise, PhD explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. An Archbishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches with a Ph.D., Rev. Wise relates his interviews with persons who experienced the touch of God.


This past week I was talking with Bart Cooper. I had known Bart’s family for decades, and knew that Bart was one of the outstanding chefs in Oklahoma City. During the conversation, Bart shared with me his struggle with alcohol that began when he was eight years old. Wow!

Unknown to the rest of the world, Bart was molested as a child and that always leaves a festering scar. Moreover, he struggled in his relationship with his father. The mix of those two problems left pain buried in his soul. He didn’t talk about it, but the hurt bubbled up way too frequently.

Through the years, Bart drank way too much with an increasing dependency on alcohol to keep him going. By the time he was 36 years-old, he had been on booze for over a quarter of a century. His daily consumption became mind boggling.

One evening Bart was carrying out a box of vodka bottles to the trash when the realization hit him that he had consumed an incredible volume of this usually strong intoxicant. Standing there before the rubbish container, Bart fully recognized that he was a raging alcoholic and could do nothing about his problem. He was a helpless captive of the bottle.

Looking down into the debris, Bart knew there was nothing he could do about his problem. He was hopeless.

Cold desperation surged through his body. Bart had to have help from beyond himself. With everything he had in the depths of  his very being, he cried out, “Oh, God! Please help me!”

At that moment, Bart had a miracle in a garbage can.

Through the years, I’ve worked with many people struggling with addiction. I know that many have to hit bottom before they realize the scope of their problem. Moreover, without the help of God, most won’t get out of their addiction. The hand of God is crucial if they are going to recover.

That afternoon, Bart walked into the house and called a detox center to begin getting the alcohol out of his system. He entered the program and stabilized his life.

However, only then did Bart realize what had occurred.  At that moment when he stood over a garbage can and called for God’s help, the craving was gone. In a matter of seconds, Bart had become sober with no desire to drink.

“That was a miracle!” Bart said.

Millions of Americans suffer with a similar problem. When they recognize their need, the help is available. A real cure begins in reaching out for the hand of God.

Remember miracles never cease!

Did you discover something miraculous during the past year? I’d be delighted to hear your story. Please write me. Please email me your story at: miracles@miraclesnevercease.com.

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Remember to expect the unexpected! And let the miracles begin!


He was about to die until this happened…


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