Praise for Small Miracles

When it comes to the miraculous, I tend to be a Christian Atheist.  In other words, I believe in God but live as if He doesn’t exist.

This morning my face felt like it was going to explode.  I have seasonal allergies, which for me means that in addition to the sinus mess, which I can handle, my eyes will itch… a lot… sometimes to the point I just about lose my mind.

I had taken Allegra, Claritin, and allergy-specific eye drops.  Nothing worked.  I closed my eyes throughout most of our weekly staff meeting.  It hurt too much to keep them open.

After the meeting, Team D huddled up for a few minutes to talk about what’s on tap for the week and pray.  As soon as Heather prayed for my allergies, things started to clear up.  Suddenly I could open my eyes without pain.

No, it’s not perfect.  I’m still stuffed up, and my eyes are a bit itchy, watery, and red.  But they don’t feel like they’re full of dirt.  And I can function, which I wasn’t sure was going to happen today.

I don’t often write about the supernatural side of faith.  I don’t tend to live it enough either.  So I just want to take a minute to praise God, tell Him I’m sorry for doubting, and thank Him for this small miracle.

As a man once said to Jesus, “I believe; help my unbelief!”

Posted at 11:31 AM on April 19th, 2011
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