Al Michaels famously asked that question when the US Hockey team upset Russia in the 1980 Olympics. Of course an inferior team winning isn't a miracle. A miracle is when the laws of nature seem to stop applying to a certain situation. A 37 year old diesel mechaninc in West Carrollton Ohio named Tony Yahle just experienced a miracle.
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Tony was suffering from a viral infection according to his Doctor. He was rushed to the hospital August 4th when his wife woke to the sounds of Tony gasping. His wife and EMT performed CPR on him to keep him alive. At the hospital Doctors did all they could do, but ultimately the infection that had attacked his heart, killed him. They continued working on him for another few minutes but when there was no vital signs he was declared dead. His family was told that Tony was gone and offered the chance to say goodbye to his body before being sent to the morgue. Tony's heart had stopped about 40 minutes earlier before his son came into the room. The son had been praying and declared that his dad wasn't going to die today, despite the fact that he had expired more than a half hour earlier. Suddenly there was a beep on the monitor. A minute later another beep. The medical staff was confused. No one has ever seen this before. He is dead and yet his heart seems to be starting up again. How could this be happening? And was it even a good thing? He had had no brain activity, no oxygen, if he somehow did come back to life he would be in a vegetative state. Yet he did come back to life, and his brain showed no side effects. For the next few days the hospital ran tests searching for an explanation as to how this could have happened. Tony says; "God has worked more than I can say and no one can say any different... Even the doctors that worked on me say it was God's work".
I fully expect some Phd to poo poo this story away with what they call an unusual but reasonable explanation in the next few days. It's like watching the History channel explain how the miracles of the Bible were done. 'You see parting the Red Sea was just the case of a full moon and some strong winds'...
Anyways I believe in miracles. I don't pretend to understand why God sometimes chooses to bring a diesel mechanic back from the dead and yet thousands of other people, who are just as religious or nice or whatever die early deaths every day. But to understand that would mean I'm as smart as God and can comprehend His awesome plan. I can't. No more than a toddler can understand their parents decisions that go against their wishes.
I do know enough to know that God wants us to celebrate His miracles. We should celebrate all great things that God gives us. Sunsets, laughter, technology, medicine and anything that is good comes from Him. We have a tendency to abuse the gifts and that's where drug abuse, pornography, and other things that were meant as gifts turn into something bad. Or we love the gift more than the giver. But today I'm taking a moment to acknowledge the awesome gift of life, and thank the giver for it. And when He does something mind blowing like bring a dead husband back to life for his family I am celebrating that too. I hope you are too.