God comes through, and the crowd goes wild! In order to see God do a miracle in our lives, we have to NEED one! Some of us are in great need of a miracle right now and I believe in a God who is powerful and involved enough in our lives to do the miraculous. I have seen and experienced it with my own eyes--in my 2-year-old son who we very nearly lost due to kidney failure. I remember holding Danny through the night and with my right arm digging through my Bible looking up verses to cling to, ~~~>>>>>>>> The verses I looked up, wrote out that night in the hospital - verses to stand on. I never doubted that God was in control. I never doubted that his heart toward us was good, but doggone-it, I was going to hold him to his word . . . that the effective prayer of a righteous person avails much!!* "Oh, God, come and save my baby!" I prayed and pleaded.
That night? The night after we were told Danny had a bleeding disorder in addition to kidney failure ... that night before surgery. That. very. long. night. Well, MANY people were praying, and God was listening. The next morning, Danny was taken into surgery, and a piece of the kidney was extracted for analysis. We had our first miracle--the blood was tested, and the doctor came to say, 'this is unusual, but the bleeding disorder does not present'meaning it was not there; the von Willebrand Disease was removed from our plate of trials! Then, the second miracle--he lost only a 1/2 teaspoon of blood; shocking, since the concern was that he would 'bleed out' on the operating table. And then . . . well, we waited for a diagnosis and all that was to follow. The day after surgery, we were once again sent home--no diagnosis, prognosis, etc., with the best we could hope for being a transplant. The kidney tissue was sent out for extensive testing, and days later, the answers finally came. Danny did indeed have a kidney disorder--no, three disorders! The Israeli-trained nephrologist told me that, 'well, this case has been most unusual from the start.' He had an infection that had gone to his kidneys (post infectious nephritis), an allergic reaction to the Zithromax, and he had A.T.N. (Acute Tubular Necrosis--4 in 10,000 people). But, listen to this...all three were REVERSIBLE, would leave NO LASTING DAMAGE, and would require NO FURTHER TREATMENT. "What?!" I cried whilst on the phone standing on my driveway , "Dr. BenNezzer, I would like to think God has done a miracle!" Silence. And then she said, "I would say you are 100 percent correct." The next day, I drove Danny back up to CHOC to see her; the first thing she said was, "Did you tell your praying friends that God has done a miracle?" Oh, of course, I had, and I did, over and over again... just like now. When we tell of the miracles of God, not only is it in obedience to God to tell of his wondrous works, but it builds our faith and the faith of those who hear! And now, at 23, finishing his last semester at Suffolk University in Boston, Danny is the picture of health and vigor; besides school, he is working at Chase Bank and training for a Muay Thai fight (in the ring ... ugh), passionate about life and funny as all get out. Friend, are you scared? Or do you need a miracle? Stand on the verse that I did that night so long ago: Let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4.16, NLT This is how I know God is faithful... this is how I know God is still in the miracle-working business. Christine here’s the question: Why Not Now? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l2ImTRVfd4 *James 5.16