Thursday, October 28, 2010

Miracles Happen

St. Patrick's - damaged by the "cold"

It is often said, “God moves in mysterious ways…”

What astounds me and fills me with awe is that God moves.  An old time prophet put it this way,

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,declares the LORD.
 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

It appears that a settlement has been reached between the teachers and district where I work. We’ve done negotiations, letter writing, speech making, protesting, campaigning for candidates, and some of us got together last week for group prayer.

St. Patrick's Rose
In Jesus’ day, he prayed, and once God answered with a voice from heaven. “The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.”

The state passed a new budget, another local district got results from “fact finding.” Lots of variables changed… it thundered? Yes.

Or was it simply that God moved?

All I know is that once what seemed to be impossible has come to pass: a fair settlement “magically” appeared. Or was it miraculous?

Personally, I’m going with miraculous. And I’m grateful to God… and to those He chose to use in mysterious ways to bring about this miracle.

What do you hear… thunder or the voice of God?

Bird of Paradise

Happy Thursday! (And Friday!)


  1. God does wonders and opens our eyes to see them. I am glad for the wonder he has done for you and your schools.

  2. That's great news Don! I'm happy for you and your district. I do believe with all my heart that God hears us and answers us in His own miraculous way!

  3. @Dennis: Thanks Dennis. Once I was blind... so I appreciate sight.

    @September: We never get past needing a Father's care. (Even us "big" guys and gals.) The wonder of it all continues to sink in.

  4. Don, I loved reading this post. I'm SO happy that things worked out. I'm with you, I am going to have to go with miraculous. He never ceases to amaze me in all that he does. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I appreciated your comment. I'll be stopping by here more often as well. :)

  5. @Angela: Thanks. I too am happy things worked out. Some times... God chooses to deliver. Yeah deliverance! Yeah God!

    Other times... we walk through the valley of the shadow of death.

    Deliverance and "walking through" both have value... but I really like deliverance. My next post deals with deliverances...

    Thanks for stopping by!