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James 5:13-16 “Anyone who is having troubles should pray. Anyone who is happy should sing praises. Anyone who is sick should call the church’s elders. They should pray for and pour oil on the person in the name of the Lord. And the prayer that is said with faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will heal that person. And if the person has sinned, the sins will be forgiven. Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so God can heal you. When a believing person prays, great things happen.”


The world seems to tell me over and over that miracles just don’t happen anymore.  They are nothing more than a happenstance, a coincidence.  But I have seen one more than once. Healing when all hope is gone.  When life runs into reality, and it is overcome.  I have learned of and been witness to miracles of answered prayers, and of unexpected happy endings. Yet the greatest lesson I have learned about the miraculous is amazingly simple.  Every miracle in my past and in my present has come quietly and simply.  It has come as if on tiptoe. They have manifested themselves in the background.  So stealthily that I hardly knew it had occurred. I can and do pray for miracles and when they come it is not with a shout but with a quiet assurance. Once realized, my response is usually a simple smile.  Maybe a simple song of praise.  Nevertheless, I am glad.

# Just Larry