Many Christians have given up believing in miracles. For them, the age of miracles belongs to the early church, when awe-inspiring events—like Moses parting the red sea, the virgin birth, and Jesus rising from the dead—confirmed the authenticity and divine nature of God and Jesus.
But just because we don’t see phenomena of biblical proportions occurring today does not mean that God has left the business of miracles. From second chances at life to scientifically unexplained mysteries, these real-life stories are powerful reminders that God is at work in modern times, and that we must never give up hope and faith.
A “mysterious voice” led rescuers to find child who survived for 14 hours in submerged car.
In March 2015, Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck, 25, lost control of her car and landed in the icy Spanish Fork River in Utah.
Fourteen hours later, first responders found her 18-month-old daughter, Lily, in her car seat hanging upside down just above frigid river water.
Prior to finding Lily, both police officers and firefighters report that they heard an adult voice yell “Help me!” from inside the car.
They discovered that the voice could not have come from the young mother, who likely died from the impact.
The rescuers still can’t explain the voice or how the girl survived hanging upside-down for 14 hours in freezing temperatures without being dressed for the cold.
A woman who came back to life after having no pulse for 45 minutes.
Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro, 40, fell unconscious from a rare amniotic fluid embolism during a cesarean section in September 2014 at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Florida.
Doctors tried to revive Graupera-Cassimiro for three hours. After 45 minutes without a pulse, doctors decided to invite her family into the operating room to say their last goodbyes.
Then what doctors are calling a “miracle” occurred — her heart began beating on its own.
Graupera-Cassimiro has revealed that during the experience, she felt herself floating along a tunnel and seeing spiritual beings, including her father, surrounded in light.
What’s even more incredible is that Graupera-Cassimiro suffered no brain damage and made a full recovery. Her baby girl is also healthy and happy.
A boy who fell into an icy stream was resuscitated after nearly two hours of CPR.
Gardell Martin, 22-months-old, was playing with his siblings outside his parents’ home in Mifflinburg, PN, in March 2015 when he fell into a gushing creek with 34-degree water.
Gardell was found a quarter of a mile away by a neighbor, unconscious and without a pulse. Emergency personnel were called to the scene and immediately began performing CPR, which continued uninterrupted for 101 minutes as they transported him via an ambulance and a helicopter to a hospital.
His body’s temperature upon arrival was 77-degrees, well below the normal temperature of 98.6-degrees. After doctors gradually warmed the boy over 24 hours—he remarkably woke up without any apparent signs of neurological damage.
The power of community prayer sparked a healing miracle that doctors can’t explain.
The end of Grayson Kirby seemed inevitable when he was thrown from a demolition derby car at the Mid-Atlantic Power Festival in Ruckersville, VA, in June 2014.
The accident left him in a coma. His lungs were crushed and nearly every other bone in his body was broken. His brain also suffered multiple strokes and hemorrhages and his kidneys were failing. If he did wake up, he would likely—to put it bluntly—be a vegetable.
But his family refused to give up and turned to prayer. Thousands of people in the community and beyond kept Kirby in their thoughts and prayers and wore red shirts designed to show support for the injured man.
In a final attempt to revive Kirby, doctors hooked him up to a machine typically used for transplant patients, not trauma patients. Whether it was due to a divine intervention or medical intervention (or both), it worked.
Ten days after the accident, Kirby opened his eyes and mouthed the words, “I love you,” to his father.
The doctors couldn’t believe it, and neither could Kirby.
“I’m humble, I’m grateful, just amazed.” Kirby said. “I know that God saved me. I know that prayer and believing saved me.”
Vatican confirms Colorado boy was healed by nun from the beyond the grave.
The Roman Catholic Church has a rigid, formalized vetting process when evaluating miracles, which are defined as divine events that have no natural or scientific explanation. Investigating a single miracle could take years.
After a 14-year process, the Vatican released its verdict on a young boy’s sudden recovery from a debilitating gastrointestinal condition: It was a miracle.
Doctors tried everything: antibiotics, diets, and tests. But it seemed nothing could stop 4-year-old Luke Burgie from literally wasting away in 1998.
The eight to 10 violent bouts of diarrhea he experienced every day for six months forced him to drop out of preschool. After doctors began to suspect cancer, the boy’s mother, a devout Catholic, began looking outside of medicine for a cure. She asked nuns to pray for Luke.
Sister Margaret Mary Preister and the late Sister Evangeline Spenner knew what to do. They asked the founder of their order, Mother Theresia Bonzel, a German nun who lived 100 years ago, to intervene. The nuns prayed a novena, a nine-day vigil, asking Bonzel to heal Luke.
As soon as their novena was complete, Luke woke up and his stomach no longer hurt him. The illness never returned.
“I knew immediately that it was a miracle,” mother Jan Burgie said.
God shows man the power of marriage during life-threatening hold up.
We’ve all heard that married people live longer. But for one man, marriage literally saved his life.
Donnie Register was working the cash register at his store located in the Antique Market in Jackson, Miss., when two men walked in and held him at gunpoint and demanded money.
A shot was fired at Register’s head as he threw up his hands. Remarkably, his wedding ring deflected the bullet. Pieces of the bullet lodged into his neck and fingers, but none of his injuries were fatal.
Register, who has been married for 38 years, doesn’t chalk it up to luck. He believes his marriage saved his life.
“I knew being married was a good thing,” he said. “I just didn’t know it was that good.”
His wife gives God all the credit, and says this story is a good reminder that men should always wear their wedding rings.
These stories are powerful reminders that nothing is impossible when it comes to God.
In the Bible Jesus said, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there’ and it will move.” (Matthew 17:20).
Miracles happen when you believe in God. Your faith can move mountains.
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