Do You Believe In Miracles?

Thursday, September 21, 2023
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Psalm 121 – I lift up my eyes to the hills — from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and for evermore. (NRSV)

It was a beautiful spring afternoon in early May when our Protector and Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, came along with my friend and I for a walk. Of course, we were unaware of His presence, but God watches over us 24/7.

Frances, my friend of over four decades, and I met up for lunch, with plans to take a walk in the city and catch up on life. Some time later, we headed to the park close by. We saw a vacant bench underneath a beautiful old maple tree with fresh, young, green leaves. This spot offered protection from the intense afternoon sunlight on that day. The bench was situated on a slight slope, and the view of the landscape was incredible.

Unbeknownst to us, the Lord Jesus was already seated on the bench before we showed up. Our God sees everything. We cannot hide from Him, and He reads our minds.

After about half an hour, Frances said, "Yvonne, I think it's time to go." I looked at her and said, "Okay, let's!"

We got up, took about four steps, and behind us, we heard a loud crash. We both spun around at the same time, and there on the bench where we had been sitting, only seconds before, were large chunks of debris, with much larger pieces of branches on the ground, right in front of the bench. We looked at each other in astonishment. We were speechless. Passersby and other folks in the park rushed forward, expressing how lucky we were to have gotten up from the bench when we did. Without the shadow of a doubt, we knew that God, the Miracle Worker, was there at approximately 2:44 p.m. on that beautiful, sunny afternoon, watching over us. Do I believe in miracles? Absolutely! Miracles happen to people every single day. It happened to us.

Psalm 139:2a,4 – You know when I sit down and when I rise up. Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it completely. (NRSV)

When your senses are sending signals and subtle alarm bells are telling you to do something immediately, trust it! Do not hesitate, for God could be speaking to you!

Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, we thank You for watching over each of us every day. We are grateful for Your presence in our lives and for Your protection. We thank You, Father God, and give You the praise and the glory, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thanks for sharing your miracle, Yvonne.

    I enjoy this. What a message to start the day!

    Thank you, Yvonne, for this amazing testimonial.

    Thank you for this encouraging word today, Yvonne.

    Yes, I believe in miracles. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Take care and be blessed.

    Yvonne, such a wonderful story to share to illustrate how our Lord Jesus is our divine Protector. Thank you for this reminder today.

    When we reach heaven, we will be able to understand the many times He saved us from danger. Thank you for the beautiful reminder.

    Thank you for today’s devotional.
    I forwarded same to the congregation here.

    Twice in my life, I have been told to move away from where I was sitting, to have a tree come down. I know of what you speak and how you feel.
    And we do thank God.

    Thank you for sharing this incredible experience with us. God is indeed good all the time. All the time God is our strength and protection.
    Especially when we don’t realize it! Blessings.

    Oh yes Yvonne, I also believe in miracles. And what you shared was another of God’s miracles. I am grateful you and your friend heeded the Holy Spirit. I also have had miracles happen in my life. Thank you for sharing your story.
    May God continue to bless you and keep you safe.

    You know it…
    What about sitting quietly on a bus, with loud kids getting off, and a guy approaching you on the bus saying you’re the answer to his quickie prayer??? Yup….that happened.

    Good morning, Yvonne,
    Wow!! It truly is amazing how things like this can happen! He has helped me find things also when I cannot find on my own. I, for some reason, stay calm and shortly after I find it. Yes, God is truly amazing!!!
    God bless.

    Thank you for your devotional today, Yvonne. Wow, that certainly was a close call you had with your friend, and it really shows how the Lord was very present at that moment. Yes, we need be constantly thankful that our Lord is always there, watching over us every moment, and ready to serve us in a variety of ways. Blessings for this special writing.

    Dear Yvonne, thank you so much for your timely message and reassurance that God still performs miracles. Just what I needed to hear.
    Praise God for saving you from what would have been terrible injuries, perhaps worse.
    May God bless you, now and always.
    He is a mighty God.

    Good morning, Yvonne,
    I am glad that Frances and you moved when Frances indicated. God is amazing and He is always with us. Definitely most of the time they are not as dramatic as your experience, but in many small ways God is guiding us.
    It is always important to share our experiences with others so that their faith can be strengthened too. Wishing you a blessed day.

    Yes. I do believe in miracles. I had a similar experience quite some years ago while visiting our daughter. On the way there was a sudden violent rainstorm and darkness at 4:00 pm. I could not see where I was going and I stopped my vehicle. Ten minutes later when it cleared up, I saw that there was a huge tree blown over, the trunk was across the street four feet in front of my pickup. If I had gone another 10 feet it would have fallen right on top of me.
    Need I say more?
    Thank you for your good words this morning.

    Dear Yvonne,
    Thank you for sharing this miracle of God’s protection and faithfulness with us all! How wonderful He is! As a fellow witness to His protection, I join you in your praise. The Lord will bless many by your words of faith.
    God bless and keep you!

    Thanks! It’s not just the “lucky” parking spot! That was an amazing escape!
    Blessings on your day.

    Nice devotional Yvonne!
    Sooo much appreciated!

    Thank you for sharing. Yes, I do believe in miracles.

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