Miracle ˈmir-i-kəl

Here’s what Webster says about the word miracle:
“An extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs”

On Thursday July 30th 2009, I got to see Chelsi again and now her recovery can only be described as a miracle. There is just no other way to characterize it. In August of 2008, I was fortunate enough to be in the car with Chelsi, her mom, and Norma Hunt – chief of nursing for Hospital Loma De Luz – as we rushed her to the hospital in San Pedro. To say that her condition was grave would be an understatement. We didn’t even know if she would survive the car trip. She was bleeding from the mouth and nose. Her sclera (the white part around your eyes) looked like a giant blood blister in both eyes. Her platelets were at zero and her white blood cell count was elevated to around 50,000. During 42 days in the hospital, Chelsi received 12 units of blood and 7 units of platelets.

In October, I updated with a good report on her condition and a picture. Now, one year later, she has just returned from her three month checkup in San Pedro in which she was told that there is nothing wrong with her and that she has returned to normal health!

Webster was right when he called it “divine intervention”. God intervened in little Chelsi’s life in a way that is rarely seen. In a sea of stories where God doesn’t seem to intervene or at least His intervention isn’t obvious to us – this story stands out. At a time when everything I know about “missions” is being deconstructed and re-written by God, at a time when spiritually, physically, and emotionally I feel exhausted – God knew just the right medicine to administer. Enter one five minute visit from a miracle. A few pictures were taken, tears quietly shed after their departure. A little girl that will never know the role she played in God reminding His child (me) that miracles still happen. Keep going, keep praying, and keep standing. The gates of hell shall not prevail………
Thank you father.