May 23, 2021
MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!
Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. Can 21st century people believe the hand of God still touches people today? Read and you’ll find new insights.
A GENTLE NUDGE
Many of my blogs convey stories of dramatic encounters that bring surprising changes and unexpected results. Miracles can certainly be like that. However, divine interventions often occur without people realizing what is happening. Sometimes we need to be alert to the possibility that God is working when we aren’t aware. This was the case with Lois Stagner.
Lois was a member of a local congregation and had been for years. She began to notice that her arm felt “funny.” Something wasn’t quite right. She ignored the problem believing whatever it was would soon pass. Two and a half weeks went by. The arm didn’t get better.
Finally, Lois went to a hospital and her arm was checked out by the professionals. They didn’t find anything and reassured her there was no problem. Next Lois turned to a scanning machine that again reported she was okay. However, Lois felt uneasy. There was an internal nudge that suggested she pay attention.
Once more Lois was sent back to her primary doctor who ordered another scan. Possibly the first one had missed something. With all of the back and forth, Lois’s arm continued to ache like there was a problem no matter what had not been found. The next step was to see a neurologist.
The internal nudge persisted. Lois knew something more was telling her to pay attention to this irritation. The neurologist agreed and ordered an arteriogram. Sure enough! There was blockage at a 50% rate. Usually, an operation isn’t performed until there is a 60% block, but the issue suggested that more needed to be done. They decided to operate. When the doctor came in after the procedure, they had found a more serious situation than expected. A tumor was abscessed and flaking off pieces that floated through her blood stream. Not only did Lois have a strange feeling in her arm, those pieces of the tumor could have killed her. Even though all those other medical procedures had missed it, her constant pursuit of the problem saved her life.
When I talked with Lois, she told me that she was convinced that the hand of God had been on her life all along. The unseen nudge had kept her searching. Although unexpected, the hand of God had prevailed even when medical diagnosis was to the contrary. Her experience can teach us to appreciate how the love of God is constant. Even with people who aren’t spiritual attuned, He is at work. We should always be alert to those gentle nudges that can make such a difference.
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