Sunday, April 12, 2009

I Do Not Believe In Miracles

Today is Easter -- one of the Christian's most happiest days of the year. Why? Because it is the memorial, the "anniversary" (if you will) of the rising of our Savior from the dead!

This morning was our "Sunrise Service" where we have a huge breakfast at the church and a small devotional (during the Sunday School hour) and then the Morning Service to follow. It was amazing!

The Morning Service wa after that.... and wow! It was such an honor unto the Lord!
I was asked to play the piano while the offering was being taken, so I played the "Resurrection Medley" arranged by Mark Hayse (one of my favorite composers). It consisted of "Up From The Grave He Arose", "Christ The Lord Is Risen Today", and "Rise Again". I believe it was a blessing!
Our choir performed the Easter cantata this morning entitled: "Jesus Christ is Lord!" What a blessing! Being up in the choir was an honor and being able to be used of God to witness and give a testimony in the way of songs is so great.
My preacher have a short message after that - a Salvation message - because there were alot of visitors in the audiance. When the invitation was given, our song leader picked the hymn "Only Trust Him", and I played the piano for it.
Though there were many lost people in the church this morning, one man got assurance of His salvation! Oh, how the angels rejoiced! I believe God is at work in many hearts though, with the Holy Spirit as the "after-preacher" continuing to ring strong in the minds of lost men and women convicting them of their sin and making them aware of their need for a Savior.

My parents and I decided to stop at a couple car lots on the way home as we continue the search for a replacement for Barney. I found a few cars that might be "options" - so I'm going to go back up there after work tomorrow and test drive a few vehicles.

When we finally reached home, my parents and I grabbed some lunch and headed towards the TV - anxiously anticipating some relaxation! :)
Ben Hur was on TV... yay! What a touching movie - I simply love it.

One line that really caught my interest was when Judah told Baltazar that he didn't believe in miracles....

Judah: I don't believe in miracles.

Baltazar: You don't believe in miracles? Judah, your whole life is a miracle...

Judah: (silence)
He got the point. because, as Judah himself stated later in the movie: "who lives more than one year in the gallies...?"

At the end when Judah comes home from watching the crucifixion of Jesus, he states these words to Esther:

Judah: He said, Father forgive them, for they know not what they do....

Esther: Even then?

Judah: And I felt his voice take the sword out of my hand....

What beautiful words! His whole life was a miracle (and so is yours, btw). Then his mother and his sister who were once lepers walked through the doorway and he saw them standing there clean. Yet another miracle was given to Judah!

I believe in miracles. My whole life is a miracle. And though I may have bad days from time to time, every moment is a precious gift.
Honestly, I should be dead right now - I've been given second, third, fourth, fifth, six chances and more! But God is great in mercy and grace!

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
Happy Easter! :)


  1. Yes, God is great in mercy and grace! He is Risen - He Is Alive! What a glorious day this is and the love for our Lord melts my heart so. I wanted to stop by and say that I am rejoicing with you sweet one and thank you for this inspirational post.

    Hugs & Blessings,

  2. It was a beautiful day today but made it more beautiful as we celebrated the Lord's Resurrection. That's great, even with just one who gave his life to the Lord, they're rejoicing in heaven!!! God bless and may He continue to guide you with His divine wisdom.

  3. I enjoyed this post sweetie. Thanks for using your gifts to bless others. I am praising God for that soul that now has salvation.

  4. Heather,

    What a beautiful moment in the film to share with us. I myself was found watching The Greatest Story Ever Told last night until midnight. I was found myself wanting to go to sleep because it seemed like the practical thing to do. However, I could not tear myself away because I felt I owed it to myself to be reminded once again all that Jesus had to sacrifice for us.

    It also gave me time to celebrate with God first thing on Sunday before anyone else in our house, Resurrection morning with my Savior!

    God Bless You and Your Family today!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  5. Heather,

    When you get the chance, stop by my blog and see the surprise I have just for you!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  6. Oh my, congrats on being the pianist. What an honor!! My mother calls me the "miracle child" because I almost died countless of times when I was younger :o) we believe in miracles because God is a miracle, without him, we would not be here today!!

  7. Great post! I love that movie, too. Yes, I too believe in miracles. I am one! Bless you sis. Keep shining!


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