Wednesday, December 3, 2014


“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37

During Advent, we celebrate the miracle of Jesus Christ’s birth. As the angel told Mary, “nothing will be impossible with God.” We know that God performed miracles throughout the Bible and performs them now. One definition of a miracle is “an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.” I want to share a recent family miracle.

My Dad has been healthy all his life with activities such as running, biking, hiking, kayaking, camping, and farming. However, his family physician was concerned about a series of abnormal heart test results; therefore, he was referred to a cardiologist who performed a heart catheterization on November 7, 2014. I was unable to be with Dad because we had other family members visiting us. With prayers and concern, I anxiously awaited the call from my Mom.

The news was shocking because the doctor said my Dad had a 100% blockage in his front ventricle.  Then the doctor told them that God had performed a miracle bypass and created a new blood vessel to reroute the blood flow around the blockage.  God still performs miracles now and only God could have healed him in this way! It was awesome that the doctor gave total credit to our Great Physician. Remember, “What is impossible for mortals is possible for God.” (Luke 18:27). God knows the plans He had for Mary, Jesus, and still has for each of us. I am thankful to enjoy this Christmas with my Dad in celebrating the true miracle of Christmas: Christ is born. Hallelujah!

Karen Smith

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank you for the miracle of your son. May we give you all the glory for the miracles that you perform in our lives. For nothing is impossible with you! Amen.