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!)