Modern Miracles

"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." James 1:12

She had just come from the doctors office. Cancer had invaded her body and according to the doctor, she was terminal. The words hit me so hard it shook my very soul. It wasn't the extent of the cancer that scared me. It was the defeat I saw in the eyes of the strongest person I had ever met. My mother was my rock and we had just began repairing our relationship after my rebellious teen years. I could not lose her. I refused to lose her, but I knew there was nothing I could do but pray. The community joined me along with hundreds of complete strangers. After much persuasion my mother went for a second opinion to a well known Oncologist in Iowa City. It was then God worked one of his miracles on my mother in November of 2006.
The MRI from the first doctor had shown the cancer had metastasized throughout her glands and abdominal cavity. After the surgery the doctor reported that he was able to remove a large mass from her kidney, and the other masses in her body were benig n. Where had the rest of the cancer gone? Some could say it was simply a doctoral error. We believe that God was showing us that miracles continue to happen in modern times. We withstood the trial God presented to us and he revealed to us what prayer can do.

Heavenly Father, thank you for the opportunities that you present, and the lessons that we can learn from them. Amen

By B. McDowell, Iowa