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I Believe in Miracles*

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Sometimes there is no other explantion

Some people scoff, others think that miracles are relegated to biblical times but others have experienced inexplicable events that can only be called miraculous.

Sometimes God snags a sceptic with a powerful surprise physical healing. This blows up the poor guys world view and suddenly he realizes that there actually is a God who loves him. These kinds of miracles are pure gift.

Another kind of miracle happens when we are desperate, without recourse to any other solution to solve our problem. Then the Father supplies our needs. As parents of a large family we depend on Him to supply a lot of the basic necessities. Not our wants but our needs. Even our sceptical children concede that this is true.

We were completely oblivious at first to the fact that we were part of an unexpected miracle last winter. In mid January when our furnace was serviced for its annual cleaning, the repairman red tagged our oil tank. This was just before the tank needed another delivery of oil. Red tagged means it is an environmental risk and it is illegal for any company to fill it with oil. The last oil delivery was December 11, 2010. Since Michael's uncle had a one year-old tank worth $2,000.00 to give us if we could hold out to the spring, we decided to try to heat with wood.

In case you don't know, we live in Canada. It is cold here in the winter, very cold. Although we did keep the thermostat at 18 C (66 F) instead of 20 -21 C (70 F), we burned wood at the far end of the house. The original family built this house in 1886. We put insulation in the attic, the previous owner added a plastic vapour barrier to cut the wind but it takes a lot of fuel to keep this house inhabitable.

So we worried about how long the oil would last. Of course we were on edge and kept dashing downstairs to look at the fuel gauge.

The needle moved incredibly slowly if at all.

Maybe the repairman accidental broke oil gauge.

It was a mild winter but still we had the oil tank filled on December 11, 2010!

We usually topped it up every three weeks when it was really cold outside.

THAT OLD FURNACE JUST NEVER STOPPED RUNNING!

It was quite disconcerting.

Finally near the end of February we relaxed and enjoyed this unexpected miracle right into April.


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My husband and I raised 9 children on a hobby farm and discovered fulfilment and joy.The very existence of a joyful mother of nine children seems to confound people. My writing is humourous and heart warming/ thoughtful and thought provoking with a strong current of spirituality running through it.
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By Uttam Gill on January 13, 2013 at 01:01 am

Amazing the way you narrates and yes Miracle can happen...At times it is so perplexing and ask myself why it happens...This makes me believe that someone(God) is around us to take care...to bail us out from the thick problem/situation...

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By melanie jean juneau on January 13, 2013 at 01:07 am

It is a mystery, a delightful mystery. Tomorrow I will tell of our evperience with the quantity of wood multiplying

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By Barbara MacDonald on January 13, 2013 at 08:51 am

I have witnessed many miracles in my life...and yes, it is a mystery...but I also know deep in my heart that it is undeserved grace. We all do have angels looking over us.

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By melanie jean juneau on January 13, 2013 at 09:33 am

undeserved grace- a new phrase for me that is perfect

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By HomeRearedChef on January 14, 2013 at 02:28 am

Melanie, my father, who believed in miracles, used to often say: "God knows that every once in a while we need to see miracles to continue believing. After all, we are only human." :)

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By melanie jean juneau on January 14, 2013 at 12:35 pm

"God knows that every once in a while we need to see miracles to continue believing. After all, we are only human." :)I just might quote that line!

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By HomeRearedChef on January 14, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Please feel free to use, Melanie, I think it is wonderful! :)

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