Sometimes when I am reading about the miracles that Jesus performed I think, "Wow! It would have been amazing to see that!" I may never see someone cured from leprosy or a blind man's sight completely restored. But, just today, I've been blessed by two incredible moments of immense faith.
This morning, our world lost a beautiful woman. She, for nearly two years, fought a tough battle with cancer. However, her faith and belief in Jesus Christ never wavered. There is so much more to her story. But it is not my place to share it. I can tell you that she is what Jesus meant when He asked us to be the salt and light in this world. And I do mean "is". Although she is not physically with us on this earth any longer, I know that her walk with Christ will continue to change lives through the lives of everyone who was blessed to know her.
Shortly after hearing the news of her passing, I attended a church service to celebrate the baptism of a little girl who feels like a daughter to me. She is my 10-year-old daughter's best friend and the daughter of my best friend. There were several people baptized including the family of a 16-year-old boy who lost his life tragically just a few short weeks ago in a car accident. Even though I am sure they are still mourning the loss of this special young man, they stood firm and proclaimed their faith today.
I count these as miracles! I believe that it takes the strength of the Almighty Father to stand up when the hurts of this world are being flung at you.
In ten days, we will celebrate Christmas, the birth of our Savior. I love Christmas. I love being with my family. I love the joy that comes with the birth of Jesus Christ. The best part of that story is that he wasn't just the son of Joseph and Mary. He was and is the Son of God. He came to provide salvation to those who chose to accept His truth. That is a miracle!