Some people have had the opportunity to see a miracle first hand in their life. Others have merely heard about them and don’t really know how far to believe them.
For me, it’s pretty simple to believe in them. I’ve seen a few first hand in my life:
1) I was saved from drowning by an angel when I was 18
2) God gave us Wesley after the doctor’s had given up on our “family.”
3) The feeding of “5,000” at Big Sandy Baptist Church when little pasta fed the whole church during a spaghetti youth dinner.
This past week, the nation heard the story of 78 year old Walter Williams come to life, after being pronounced dead hours earlier. With no pulse, he was declared officially dead by the coroner on-site at his home Wednesday evening. Hours later, the funeral home found him kicking to get out of the body bag he was placed in. Now, “Snowball” Williams, so nicknamed after being born in a snowstorm years ago, is stable in the local hospital, and family is celebrating what the coroner now calls a miracle.
Some might say this is proof that the saying “you don’t have a snowball’s chance in …” doesn’t hold water.
Snowball beat all odds when it comes to defying death. But rest assured, we all have the opportunity to beat death. After Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, we now have the opportunity for eternal life.
We may not be resurrected here on earth, but I’m fine with that. I would rather be resurrected in Heaven where I will be in the presence of the Lord Almighty.
20 . . . our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. (Philippians 3:20-21 NIV)