I was born in 1947 and grew up in different times than we have today. I sometimes think to myself, "What Happened?". No denying the times are different, however I take comfort in the scripture that says:
King James Bible Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
People change, times change, governments change, however Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Here is a Christmas miracle about a young lad who is about my age that happened on Christmas day in 1948.
Following is a LINK to the Christmas miracle..............click on the link below.
LINK to a Christmas miracle From 1948
A Christmas Miracle - And Many More Answered PrayersOn the eighth day of December 1948, I was just a baby boy of 17 months. I fell from a three-story window, and landed on the sidewalk. I was then carried to the hospital where I was pronounced dead. My grandmother had arrived by the time they were carrying me to the morgue. She told the orderly to unwrap me because I wasn't dead. She said she saw a light shining over my head and saw my toes moving. Indeed I was alive and they rushed me back upstairs.
He Will Not Live to See ChristmasI was very sick and needed brain surgery, but they couldn't do anything to treat me yet because of my fever. On the thirteenth day of December, 1948, they performed the surgery on my head. The doctors, Dr. Duffy Sr., Dr. Duffy Jr., and Dr. Willis did the surgery. They all told my parents, "He will not live to see Christmas." On December 25, Dr. Willis came out of the delivery room crying. He told my dad that he just delivered a perfectly healthy little boy that died in his arms for no reason. He also told Daddy to take me on home, for I would not live long and I deserved to go home.
Prayers Were AnsweredThe newspaper picked up the story and all of New Bern began to pray for me. My parents and grandparents prayed for me too, and the prayers were answered. I survived. The doctors still did not believe that I would live to be a teenager, but I outlived the doctors. To this day there is only one nurse who had nursed me back to health still alive. Every time she sees me she breaks down and cries. At age 18 I wanted to go in the Army. My doctor told me, “There’s no way you'll be able to.” He explained that any chance blow to my head could cripple or kill me. I prayed that the doctor would release me and the Army would take me. This happened. I served my country for three years including one year in Vietnam. People all over prayed for me and I was protected.
More Answered PrayersI prayed for a wonderful girl to be my wife and my prayers were answered again. I thank God for her every day. For a year we tried to have a baby, but couldn't. I felt like a failure. We continued to pray and after our seventh anniversary we had a son. My son and my wife almost died the night he was born. People prayed. Sidney survived with no complications.
The doctor told me that it would be impossible for us to have any more children safely. We prayed. Two years and one week later, Rachel was born. Our prayers were answered. Still today I thank God for two wonderful children.
A Second ChanceAt age 52 I had a heart attack. A doctor performed open-heart surgery on me to bypass four arteries. While under anesthesia, I saw a light at the end of the hallway. I got up and walked to it. There was a door there and I opened it and walked in. It was an operating room. In there I could see my daddy and my mother. (They are both dead now.) They were standing around the table and there was a bright light. There were angels around the room too. I looked on the table and there was a little baby on it. The baby was me. I looked up at my daddy. He looked right at me and said, “It’s not your turn, then or now. So, go back.”
Still Here NowI am still here now loving God. I believe in the power of prayer. I've seen it work. I believe in miracles. I thank God in heaven for his help, guidance, and for giving us power through prayer.
I hope that story blessed you and gave you a ray of sunshine in a seemingly world of darkness. When I think of my first grade school teacher's words about God helping those who help themselves, I try and put it into practice. I do the best I can in terms of exercising, trying to eat right etc. and then I give it to the Lord to handle the rest.
God is still on the THRONE and prayer changes things..
19 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. 20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions