Why does the modern world heap scorn on those who have experienced the inexplicable? Society’s cynical attitude simply coerces most legitimate eyewitnesses into silence; only quacks speak out. Of course society’s prejudice is simply reinforced.
Courageously or perhaps foolishly, I have already written about two of the many miracles which are an intricate part of my life, a physical healing and a single tank of heating oi which simply never ran out all winter. However this particular incident was even more unnerving because we observed the inexplicable with 20/20 vision. When my 17-year old daughter, who questions and argues about everything, grudgingly admitted that only a miracle can explain what happened, I cannot keep silent.
This puzzling divine intervention was really frivolous. We would have simply made do with what we had. Michael was installing oak wainscoting in the bathroom, hall and down the main staircase of our 140-year old home. He had held on to this wood for twenty years and now that we finally owned a home, he was free to install it. Unfortunately even before the first landing, it was obvious that there wasn’t enough of the dark oak. We resigned ourselves to using a wider, lighter panel for at least an entire wall.
Let’s just say that after my husband completed the entire stairway in dark oak, there was just as much wood in the piles as before he had even begun. Just to make sure we realized the full ramifications of this divine intervention, the pile of cut ends was at least 2 m. high, making the total wood waste more than the amount of wood in the beginning. This demonstration of extravagant love shocked us. God was probably laughing at our confusion and questions.
Why would God bother to work a miracle like this? Usually, any intervention from God has filled a real need. All we could come up with is that He indeed is in charge, in control and will meet all our needs effortlessly. It has nothing to do with fasting, prayer or our holiness but has everything to do with His grace, mercy and sense of humour when we live as His children.