You Believe in Miracles?
We all want to believe in miracles, but we are not so sure
that they ever occur—that is until one happens to us. Then there
is no doubt.
Marilyn’s life was going great. Everyone in her family was happy,
she had a lovely home, she was living her dreams. Then her husband lost
his job. Like most people enjoying the benefits of a great economy about
ten years ago, Marilyn’s family had no savings for a rainy day.
With the loss of her husband’s job, paying bills was now impossible.
She went to work, but the money she was earning was not enough to cover
the bare necessities. Marilyn resorted to taking cash advances on her
credit cards. Instead of living her dreams, she was now living a nightmare.
At the point where she owed $2,000 on one credit card, $8,000 on another,
and her husband had still not found a job, a most unbelievable event happened.
The $2,000 credit card company credited her account with $10,000 “for
absolutely no reason.” This cleared up the balance of $2,000 and
left and $8,000 balance in Marilyn’s favor. Marilyn new the credit
card company would discover their error. After much soul searching she
decided to use the $8,000 to pay off the larger credit card. She knew
she would pay back the $8,000 when the error was discovered; but for now,
she felt she was given a miracle of time to keep herself financially afloat.
It took the credit company about one year to discover their error. By
then Marilyn’s husband was at work again and the money was able
to be repaid.
Shirley, who lives in New Jersey, while driving alone at night to a friend
in Baltimore, somehow got herself lost in an unsafe area of that city.
As bad luck would have it, she ran out of gas. She was really scared and
did not know what to do. A big burly man driving a white Cadillac stopped
beside her and got out of his car. She was terrified to roll down her
window. Something told her it was alright. He smiles and asked shy she
was stopped in such a desolate place. She explained her plight. Unbelievably,
he had a can of gas in his car which he poured into her tank. Shirley
could not thank him enough. She said to him, “You must be an angel.”
He replied, “You never know when an angel might show up!”
True miracles change the person who receives them in some way for the
better. Marilyn said what happened to her changed everything for her.
“It gave me hope that there was a way out. It gave me the strength
to go on and push aside the fear that we were going to lose everything
we had. And it gave me faith that I am being watched over. I had not been
afraid like that since.” Shirley says that after that occurrence
she has never been afraid for her physical safety again.
It often appears that miracles only happen when we are in big trouble.
The miracle brings solutions to the problem through unexpected, unusual
and often incomprehensible means. Sometimes the miracle is prayed for,
but more often than not, it just happens to the amazement of everyone
involved. “It’s a miracle,” we proclaim. But do we have
to wait for a crisis to get a miracle? Can’t we have unexpected,
unusual, incomprehensible, wonderful things happen when we don’t
need to be rescued? Yes we can and do, but we call them “an incredible
stroke of good luck.”
Is there a way of bringing incredible good luck and miraculous happenings
into our lives on a daily basis with or without troubles afoot? There
is. Just look for a miracle. It’s that simple. Keep your eyes and
ears open to the little joys that happen in every moment. When we open
our awareness to the good that is around us, we open the channels for
the Universe to throw a miracle or two our way every now and then.
© Rochelle Gordon 2004