It’s possible to have your heart break and be blessed at the same moment. This was that kind of moment.Tim Gustafson

Even in the worst of times, miracles are born. Ours came early. But the miracles began long before his birth.

At age 40, my daughter-in-law had no intention of becoming pregnant. Their marriage was on the rocks, their business at a critical stage of expansion, and their oldest son about to head off to college. But what’s that saying????

We plan. God laughs.

Our miracle baby was due this week. Instead, he was born three months early at 2 pounds 12 ounces. Other than an ambulance ride from one neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to another, this tiny warrior hasn’t left the hospital. Mom remains by his side, and Dad drives 530 round-trip miles to hold them both every weekend. Their love for this baby and for one another shines through the scariest time of their lives. 

Miracles abound. 

If you haven’t seen any miracles during this past year of strife, look closer.

Grab a tablet and a pen, and just start writing. I think you’ll be amazed at what you discover.


Psalm 106:2: “Who can list the glorious miracles of the Lord? Who can ever praise him enough?”


The Bible is filled with desperate situations where God intervened powerfully and lovingly on behalf of His people. His mighty acts continue; we just tend to blow them off as coincidence or “luck.”

But the more we come to know God–and the more we think about Him in relation to our own lives–the more we can see the miracles that happen every day. Guidance delivered. Relationships healed. Blessings that come out of nowhere. Surprise babies. Forgiveness. Salvation.


Father, thank You for laying out miracle on top of miracle in the Bible, giving us hope in these frightening times.  I’m so grateful that You’ve shown me just how frequently You’ve acted in my own life. Thank You for Your mighty miracles of healing, faith and restoration. Your faithful love endures forever. Amen.

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  • Oh Mary, he’s a precious miracle. May God continue to wrap this family in his love AND his armor to keep them safe and growing stronger so they can go home together soon. God loves you and so do I.

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