Author: Evangelist Daniel Sushanth
The occurrence of miracles in our lives today is a matter that varies based on personal beliefs. People hold different opinions regarding whether miracles still happen or if they were limited to past. The belief in miracles is deeply rooted in personal faith and can be influenced by a range of factors. It is not uncommon to have experienced instances such as healing from an illness, witnessing answered prayers, or surviving dangerous situations that are regarded as miracles.
Let me share my own testimony of a miraculous event in my life that has shaped my perspective. A few years ago, while working in Bangalore, India, I embarked on a group trip with my colleagues to visit the Mekedatu River. This river is renowned for its scenic beauty and numerous waterfalls, but it is also known for its treacherous currents, which have claimed lives in the past.
During our trip, I found myself in a life-threatening situation when I slipped and began to drown. Being unfamiliar with swimming and with the group several meters away, I struggled to stay afloat. Despite multiple attempts to reach the surface, I was unable to catch the attention of my companions. As I felt myself sinking deeper, hope seemed lost.
However, just when all seemed bleak, my colleague’s husband, who happened to be a skilled swimmer, came to my rescue. Against the odds, he managed to pull me to the surface, saving my life. In that critical moment, I felt as though God had sent an angel in the form of my colleague’s husband to extend my time on this Earth. This experience serves as a profound testimony to the existence of miracles even in the present day. The occurrence of miracles, including my personal story of survival, is a reminder that extraordinary events can transpire in our lives.
The story of Jesus’ first miracle in turning water into wine at a wedding in Cana, as recounted in John 2:1-11, showcases not only His divine power but also His compassion and willingness to assist those in need. Just as the hosts of the wedding faced a crisis when they ran out of wine, I too found myself in a life-threatening situation when I was drowning. Both share a common theme of desperate circumstances requiring divine intervention.
In the biblical narrative, Jesus’ mother, played a role in prompting Him to perform the miracle. Similarly, in my personal experience, the husband of my colleague, a skilled swimmer, can be seen as the instrument of divine intervention sent to rescue me from the water. Just as Jesus transformed water into wine, the swimmer’s intervention in my life resulted in my rescue from a dire situation. This rescue serves as a modern-day manifestation of divine intervention, reflecting the power and grace of God.
Much like the hosts at the wedding in Cana expressed gratitude for the abundance of wine, I, too, am profoundly grateful to God for the miracle of being saved. This experience serves to deepen my faith and serves as a constant reminder of the presence and might of God in my life.
I believe that many people have had personal experiences that they consider to be miracles. These experiences provide evidence for the existence of a living God.
Surviving a plane crash: One of the most famous examples is the story of Juliane Koepcke. In 1971, when she was just 17 years old, Juliane was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Peruvian rainforest. After the plane was struck by lightning, it disintegrated in mid-air, and Juliane fell 10,000 feet still strapped to her seat. Despite suffering injuries and being left stranded in the jungle, After days of walking and encountering various challenges, she was ultimately rescued. Juliane’s survival in such extreme circumstances is often considered a miraculous testament to the resilience of the human spirit.
Tracy Morgan, a renowned American comedian, and actor, was involved in a near-fatal accident in 2014 when his limousine was struck by a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike. The collision caused severe injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, broken bones, and internal organ damage. Tracy’s condition was critical, and his survival was uncertain. However, through extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and his strong determination, Tracy defied the odds and made a remarkable recovery. His story of overcoming adversity and regaining his physical and cognitive abilities is a powerful testament to his resilience and the potential for miracles in the face of life-threatening situations.
Tracy Morgan’s journey inspires others to persevere in the face of challenges and serves as a reminder that miracles can happen, offering hope and renewed faith in the midst of life’s trials.
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