Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sunday Scribblings - Miracles

mir'a-cle, n., unusual splendid occurrence

That is the definition in my mother's little "Thumb Ease Webster's Dictionary". It's a paperback, spiral-bound, portable edition. I'm sure there are more detailed definitions in other dictionaries, but I love this one;
Unusual... Splendid... Occurrence...
The words are interesting on their own. Combined, they are beautiful.

My mother had an unusual splendid occurrence. If you believe, as she believed, then she was healed of cancer at the age of 26. A divine miracle. It was a life changing experience for her.

I have often prayed for miracles. Some I've seen fulfilled. The couple who wanted so much to have a child; they explored all options... time passed and still they prayed... odds were stacked against them, but they continued to hope. Now they watch their beautiful daughter laugh and dance and live. Their miracle.

Many times I pray, but the miracle does not come. You might think this would cause me to lose faith in miracles, but you would be wrong. I still pray. I still believe. If a miracle was granted every time I asked, then it would cease to be a miracle. For me it is worth believing in, and waiting for, that sweet moment of an Unusual Splendid Occurrence.

copyright 9/8/2008


TJ said...

Unusual Splendid Occurrence.

Tammy said...

It's so nice to meet a fellow warrior! This was a beautiful post JoJo1 I hope to see you soon and welcome to blogging. :)

The Feathered Nest said...

What a beautiful post Nita Jo!! You do write wonderfully...hope you have a great weekend ~ xxoo, Dawn

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very thoughtful post. I, too, have had miracles come true. And ones denied; and usually for a reason which is revealed later.
I love lilacs too - my favorite. I have a sad little lilac tree that my daughter saved from being tossed out at the gardening store. It needs to be transplanted now but when I got it it was just a stick in the dirt.