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Miracles and Moments

Have you experienced a miracle – large or small?  Have you seen an angel? Have you had a near-death experience?

I’ve had people tell me about miracles (big and small), angel encounters, and near-death experiences in private, but rarely in public. I’ve had some of them say to me, “You know, I don’t tell everybody this…”,  and I always wonder why. Are they just waiting for the right moment to share it with the right person?  I guess it would be awkward to blurt something like that out at every company picnic, birthday party, and shopping excursion.

I’m not judging.  I am simply curious as to why they don’t share it with everyone. What are their reasons?

I find, even in religious circles, that some people don’t believe miracles happen today. Many people say, “Oh that all went away when Jesus died, miracles don’t happen anymore –  at least not the way you’re talking about – no angels or anything like that.”  Other people chalk those experiences up to brain-chemistry, implied possible drug usage,  insanity, or some other ‘scientific reason’.

I don’t think miracles, near-death experiences, or angel encounters are that easily explained.

I think miracles  do occur everyday.  I’ve had way more than my share. (After all, I didn’t deserve any of them.)   I am, however, extremely grateful and amazed at the power of our God. When I think back on them, I am always so humbled.

My belief about miracles is nicely summed up by the following quote:

Anyone who doesn’t believe in miracles is not a realist. – David Ben-Gurion

What do you think? Do you think miracles occur everyday? Do you believe in Angels? What about near-death experiences? What’s your explanation for those who do experience them?

If you’ve experienced one of the above, please share it. You can leave as much or as little as you wish about the experience. If you haven’t,  do you think you would share it with others if you did experience one?