Family Life: A Maggie-Sized Miracle

(This post was written by Chuck Carringer, Pastor of Family Ministries)

Our daughter Maggie was diagnosed with Childhood Absence Epilepsy when she was four years old. Maggie, who is now 13, has experienced differing types of seizures virtually every day for the past nine years. Many days Maggie would have numerous (10-100+) seizures.  Emily and I have prayed thousands of times for God to heal Maggie. Family, friends and our church family have joined with us in praying for Maggie’s healing. I am writing this blog on March 3rd to be posted on March 7th. Today marks Maggie’s   11th day in a row without seizures.  11 days ties our record number for consecutive days without seizures. Has God healed Maggie? In faith, I believe that He has. The truth is, I don’t know, at least not yet. What I do know, is that God is able. Actually, more than able.  Ephesians 3:20 says that God is able to do more than I could ask or think. Wow! I am thinking of a “Maggie-sized miracle”, what about you?

I believe that many who are reading these words are in need of a “Maggie-sized miracle”. It might not be for physical healing but rather for a lost family member, a child who is making destructive decisions, a broken relationship with a loved one or a marriage that is hanging on by a thread. Many of you have prayed, like Emily and I, many times for God to move, to provide your miracle. Pay attention to the small things.  God works in His own way and on His own timetable.  Sometimes we get our miracle in pieces, so don’t discount the glimpses.  Most of all, don’t give up. Depending on God for a miracle requires us to surrender and submit every day; things that are out of our control anyway. God loves us all so very much and He always wants the very best for us.  Today could be your day for a miracle!

In faith, are you believing God for a “Maggie-sized” miracle?