Miracles I Believe

I liked attending Sunday school as a little girl, and listening to stories, with picture illustrations, about Jesus. But i liked fairy tales too, like Snow White, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. I remember how my young gullible mind soaked up, and with total wonderment how Jesus walked on water, opened the eyes of a blind man, the dumb spoke, the 'lame walked', and how a few pieces of 'bread and fish' multiplied to feed a crowd of thousands. Mere tales of magic and 'silliness' i soon outgrew, and discarded as life became more 'real'.  

And so we face realities, and let go of our childhood beliefs. That's alright by me, because things didn't end there. We get older and we challenge everything as part of the intellectual exercise. And as for me, the season of being cynical about religion was all good. It was a time of testing, to see how far life would take me devoid of God. I went full throttle with faithlessness, doing this and doing that, until somewhere in the long and ardous journey, i knew i was already running on empty. I could not go further. I really really believe that being 'spiritual beings' that we are, we can only go so far ( i know many who have gone soo far). There is a void, in the very core of our being, that needs to be filled. I had my share of life's good and bad, but it was at my worse when i found myself seeking answers, and that "someone" who had to be, bigger than life itself.

GOD! There is a God. The Bible tells us, only a fool thinks there is no God. I know how hard it is for some to go along with this. But, for someone who found this to be true in such a very personal way, there's no more debating.

Keona and mom
Keona and mom
I've been tthough life's toughest
I've been tthough life's toughest
30 years, and we were reuniter
30 years, and we were reuniter
I thank God everyday, to witness His grace
I thank God everyday, to witness His grace

Miracles are as real as the sun

The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen. ~G.K Chesterton

In this world, we will never run out of folks who will challenge whether miracles are real, or if they are mere coincidence, accidents, scientifically caused, or brought about by a 'lucky star', or just something unexplainable. It's easy to brush off miracles that happened in history, or to someone else. But the miracles i experienced are true to me. These are events have fortified my faith in a miracle working God.

One Left Standing: The first miracle i experienced was when i was diagnosed with Carcinoma of the cervix when i was 19 yrs old. I was rushed to the hospital when i passed out due to internal hemorrhage. Surgery saved me, but it would take 5 years of medical care before my doctor would consider me in the clear for any recurrence. The day i was told i didn't have to come back and see my OBGyne anymore, i was also told, of the 5 cases like mine, i was the only survivor. I wasn't spiritual then, but during my hospitalization, many came to visit me and claimed that they were praying for me.

Unhurt: My next miracle happened when i was on a trip to visit my husbands logging concern in a dense forest in a faraway place. He had parked our vehicle by the log pond where i decided to stay and pick up shells, while he met with the men he was working with. I didn't go too far, there were shells where i stood, but as i bent for another one, i noticed something moving. It was a little cobra with its head and tongue sticking out licking my pants. I freaked! My heart palpitated, i felt like passing out. I tried to compose myself, I could barely speak,. Finally, i waved my hand towards my husband, and screamed, making a sign towards my foot, "Snake!". Everyone rushed towards me, to check what was going on. The snake had half it's body stuck underneath a tire, and had been run over by our jeep! Whew! All i could say was, thank God! I reflected on that incident and asked the question, what if? Out there in the wilderness, with a venomous bite, i may not have made it. 

Healed: It was in the year 1980 while traveling through rough terrain, when suddenly, i felt shooting pain all over my back. I thought by resting for a while, it would go away. But, instead, it became unbearable, i had to be flown back to the City for thorough check-up. I would be diagnosed with a slipped disk, and the doctors recommended either surgery or a full month of total bed rest, flat on my back. I refused surgery, and just hoped that my back would recover in a month.s time I remember my mom coming to my rescue to be my 'nurse'. She was was a lifesaver and the best caregiver. In a month's time, i went back to see my doctor. He told me i was ok, but that i couldn't take any risk with my back. he went on to tell me, i had to slow down. He put me in a brace, and said i had to use it every time, esp when i travel. It meant i couldn't play my game "Squash", fix my house (which i loved to do), among many activities of someone who was in her 20's! It was a like a death sentence, I was depressed. This was the first time i would ask God for a miracle. While watching TV, i chanced upon a televangelist who was praying for the sick. He was coming to town. The rest is history. I sincerely believed in the prayer for my healing. God be praised! My back has been normal, i no longer feel any pain. I don't wear any brace and i am able to function like any normal healthy person.

Baby: I wrote in one of my hubs the miracle of my long wanted granddaughter. After 5 miscarriages, my daughter gave birth to a healthy and beautiful baby girl. She is named Keona, meaning "God's precious gift". And that she is!

Re-united: Lastly, my marriage to my long lost love is a miracle. After our break-up 30 years ago, and losing track of each other, my sweetheart and i got re-united at the very same place where our relationship ended, Hawaii. Everyday is a day of miracle for us.

Angel: Our car suddenly stalled in a very dark street, in the middle of nowhere, where anything could happen to stranded people like us. With all the stories we have heard about folks being held up and even hurt in similar situations, my mind raced like crazy of being victimized. My husband tried to start the car to no avail, until someone showed up from nowhere, and said, "You need help?". Then he went straight for our hood, and then told us to start the car. Voila! But before we could thank him, he disappeared. I have to believe in angels.

Walt Whitman said: To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.

"The Prince of Egypt"-When You Believe

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wen wong 6 years ago

Lovely article!!!


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

Thank you for sharing the miracles, that happened in your life. It's interesting how sometimes we don't believe in certain things, until we experience them first hand...then we too believe!


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Much thanks Wen. Always a pleasure to have you visit.

Heart4theword: I don't know how we can live in this world without these miracles. I am one of those who feel very blessed that i have been in the receiving end of such graces. Thanks for your comment.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

This might not be a miracle to some, but to me, it's the epitome of such.

At beginning of my college semester of spring 2000, I was invited over to dinner at my sister in law's parents' house in Connecticut. It was just they and myself. At the time, I was asking my dad and mom to see if we couldn't put together some money to pay for my 12 year-old nephew to attend the sleep away camp I was going to attend, but had no such luck as the cost was very expensive--about $1,000 a week.

So the three of us talked about little things all throughout dinner and then after wards, they began asking me about the camp that I was planning to go back to work for in New Hampshire. They began asking about the camp and why I wanted to go back and work (I worked there during high school as well for a total of two summers previously). They asked questions and I answered. No big deal. The only question they didn't ask was price. Little did I know that not only would they pay for my nephew Johnny's tuition for that summer, but the year after as well. Words can't even begin to describe how elated I was, as Johnny hadn't ever attended any camp before. To top it off, I was his camp counselor as well! It was one of the best years of my life.

Being a Theravada Buddhist, I believe in the teachings of Buddha and believe in good works. Good and evil acts compliment each other, meaning a good act follows another good act and an act of evil follows another act of evil. With this said, I believe in miracles. Babies are born every day, right?

I was touched by this hub, IslandVoice. I appreciate your sharing your stories. You have every right to be so "lucky." You deserve only the best. xox

Dohn


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I totally believe in miracles - I've experienced them first hand!


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Awww Dohn! I love your miracle story! I agree with you about 'Good and evil acts compliment each other, meaning a good act follows another good act and an act of evil follows another act of evil'. That is so profound and so right on. Our religions may differ, but our beliefs are so in tuned. Babies are miracles indeed. You are one precious friend hubber.

Habee, you must write about them!


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a wonderful hub. I experienced and believe in miracles.


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

You are welcome Hello2! May you continue to experience them!


VVA 6 years ago

...very inspiring as always... thanks Tita Sylvz


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks VVA! You must write soon!


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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

I too have experienced miracles in my life and in my daughter's. I believe they come to us from God.


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks Cari Jean for sharing. I am excited to hear everyone's miracle stories. May God continue to bless us with more!


coffeesnob 6 years ago

Oh I have loved reading this! I believe in miracles and have experienced them in my own life. You hub is a beautiful reminder of God's hand touching our lives - I need a miracle today and this hub has made me look up once again! You are awesome.


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Oh Coffesnob, that makes me really happy! I will pray for your miracle. God bless!


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

Faith---the substance of things hoped for--the evidence of things not seen. It is wonderful to watch hope turn into reality and even more wonderful to fall into the hands of a loving God and feel him catch you. Thank you for sharing. Loved the reunion story after 30 years. Have you talked about it in one of your hubs?


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks Winsome. I like the way you put it about falling into the hands of our loving God. I have yet to include miracles are answered prayer (said and unsaid), like our tears. I have written a bit about the reunion in one of my hubs: http://hubpages.com/holidays/paradisewedding


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TINA V 6 years ago

It was nice of you to share your experiences in life. We only have to believe in miracles. It works for us in different ways at different times. God can really make wonders. Have a great day!


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

My pleasure Tina V! Miracles come in many forms, and i have say, what i shared are just the tip of a bigger mound. Have a glorious day as well!


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

IV first I am glad you are happy and healthy. Second I am just so happy for both you and your daughter about that baby. When it comes to babies I am a big fan ! I am glad you have gotten those countless miracles. God Bless !


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks Tony! I'm sure you have plenty to share on your own personal miracles. Take care and keep on hubbing!


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compu-smart 6 years ago from London UK

Miracles! One of my favorite words¬!


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

That makes you very smart,Compu-smart! Thanks for visiting.


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California

Beautiful hub IV! We all need to reflect on all of the good in our lives.....even when things get "tough" or "scary." I have heard people complain about their lives, but what they do not know is that they have been fortunate to have "life" in America....So many people are cut off from the rest of the world becasue they refuse to get out of their "tunnel".....I'm going to try and write down my miracles in my life.....I have had many....It would be nice if other "hubbers" could do that also.....wouldn't that be cool? I love the thought of the angel. G


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Yes, yes, yes G! I think, like rain and sunshine, everyone experiences the blessings of miracles (only sometimes called differently). It would be neat to have everyone write their own hub on theirs. I would love to hear of yours. I believe in angels. In fact you reminded me of another Angel story i may have to write about.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Wow. Very inspiring Island Voice.

You are a walking miracle.

Keona is a beautiful name. :)


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks Lady E! We are all miracles, and blessed to be around, thriving in this planet! I will relay your compliment to Keona.


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Hannah Ministries 6 years ago

Island girl, I loved this miracle true-story. I BELIEVE you totally having experience lots of miracle at God's hands.

Acctually I missed out on God a lot too! ( very dum)

I first got my masters in nursing in Amsterdam before I ever read a bible. I didn't know any of the wonderfull stories that you knew! In europe we are very Humanistic! Very Good people.

I love it that you wrote about this. GOd bless you.


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks Hannah! Nothing's ever too late with God. I understand what you're saying about Europe. God bless you and more power.


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tim-tim 6 years ago from Normal, Illinois

I cannot say I beieve in miracles but I believe in being a good person. Things happen for a reason, perhaps you are a good person! Isn't that enough of a reason why all the " miracles" happened to you? Thanks for shaing your story.


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Like i said, we have differing interpretations of 'good' things happening to us, even the unexplainable. I'm not sure if i was, or am deserving of miracles, but i'm more than happy to receive these gifts in my life. Thank you Tim-Tim for your visit and nice comment.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

Island Voice - A truly amazing and inspirational story. My heart goes out to you for all that you have endured. You are a survivor in the true sense of the word. For whatever the reason may be that you are still here and able to share your story with us, is a miracle in itself.

Thanks so much for sharing and to you and your daughter. God Bless and enjoy every waking minute with your beuatiful new bundle of joy.

May angels continue to watch over all of you,

Sage


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Your words are so beautiful, i love your spirit Sage. Much thanks for the blessings for me and my family. May God likewise be ever so gracious to you.


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

What a very touching and honest hub you have written IslandVoice! I have been the recipient of God's miracles over and over again but forget that the Saving Grace and the protection that He covers me with is a miracle in itself. This hub, your stories are a beautiful testimony to what God can do in someone’s life if only they allow Him access! I am so glad you survived through all the disappointments and near death experiences for you are touching many lives with your words when you type up such inspiring thoughts!

“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” –C.S. Lewis

Thanks again for sharing!!!! -Ann


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Ann, you are another beautiful soul who expresses words of grace and encouragement. I love the words of CS Lewis, one of my favorite Christian authors. God bless you and may His miraculous grace continue to fill your life. More power!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

Thank you for this beautiful hub! Those are indeed miracles. Very inspiring!


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks Jill! They are, aren't they?


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Thank you for a lovely story of how and why you turned to God. God certainly and truly loved you to wait for your love. You are indeed, blessed.


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

You are so sweet Einron, thanks. God is indeed good.


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peter616 6 years ago

very true , in our whole life we all go through these kind of miracles but we are so non great full and logical minded we just ignore these all . thanks for reminding us that we all have been blessed by GOD for living a beautiful life.


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks Peter! We do need to be grateful for the miracles we receive everyday and not ignore them. We are indeed blessed by our wonderful God. Thanks for dropping by.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

You and Albert are correct. Thanks


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

I believe so Mickey! Thanks for visiting.


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Island Tropical 6 years ago

This one not bad, I like it.


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks IT!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

I enjoyed reading about these miracles. Thank you for sharing them with us. Yes, it's true. I believe.


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

I think some times we push away thoughts that we have witnessed a miracle, it is easier to believe that it was just chance. Nice work thanks.


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

James: You are a miracle and you have blessed many of us!

T fr T: You are so right!


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PaulaK 6 years ago from Austin. Texas

What an awesome hub! It is uplifting and encouraging! I too am a recipient of many miracles from God in my life! I have been healed several times and received many answers to prayer. The scripture We receive not because we ask not comes to mind. Let's keep praying for breakthroughs and miracles. This world has lots of hurting people who need God's answer in their life.


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

God is awesome PaulaK! He is a miracle giving God, and sometimes, we just need to call on Him, and ask. May you have more in your lives. Thanks for visiting and for your comment.


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Property-Invest 6 years ago from London

Wow Island Voice, it's kinda difficult to ignore things like this when they happen again and again! Thanks so much for your hub.


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

You're most welcome Property-Invest. Thanks for visiting


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Michael Shane 6 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

Very beautiful & refreshing hub! Thanks!


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks Michael!


dnrkrishnan25 6 years ago

great information..in your hub..


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IslandVoice 6 years ago from Hawaii Author

Thanks Dnrkrishan25!

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