Miracles still exist today
Some time last week, my 11 month old woke up in the middle of the night screaming. I’m very blessed & he doesn’t do this very often anymore, so it was REALLY hard for me to get out of bed. After an hour of trying to console him & doing everything I could think of, I was out of ideas. I didn’t know what to do. So, I said a prayer. Something to this effect, “I have no idea what’s wrong with him. Please help me to know what to do & if I’ve done everything that can be done, please let him fall asleep in the next 5 minutes.” Well, he fell asleep! Truly a miracle. The next morning, I had a thought, maybe it was a coincidence that he fell asleep? How dare that thought come to my mind! Of course it wasn’t a coincidence! Why would that kind of thought even come into my head? I think all too often the adversary works on our minds & tries to make us think the miracles we encounter every day are just coincidences. I remember a talk given in our ward a few weeks ago. The man was talking about how his father went in for heart surgery & it was supposed to be fairly basic. He was given a blessing before he went into surgery stating that the doctor’s hands would be guided during the surgery. They encountered a problem during the surgery. The doctor was able to fix the problem & he ended up being fine. When the doctor came out to tell them about the surgery, he said that encountered a problem he had never seen before, but was able to pinpoint the problem quickly & knew exactly how to fix it. The doctor gave himself the credit stating that it’s good he has so much experience, went to such a great school, was able to think fast on his feet, etc. I'm sure all that stuff made a difference, but wasn’t it also a miracle? Why is it that we so often give ourselves the credit or justify miracles? How many miracles in my life do I pass off as luck or skill? And how many more miracles would come into my life if I just remembered to ask?