Miracles: An Act From God

Tori - Mount Airy, Maryland
Entered on June 12, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

I believe in miracles and that God is everywhere watching over everyone. When I was in Elementary School my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time, I didn’t know much about the disease. I couldn’t understand why Mom-mom, my grandmother, wasn’t able to play with me as much. I remember being frightened seeing Mom-mom without any hair. No one in my family would tell me exactly what was happening to her. I guess they didn’t think I could handle the truth. Honestly, I don’t think I could have accepted it. I was glad to see her acting the same, and with her wig on, she looked the same.

It wasn’t until later that my mom finally told me that it was a possibility she would only have a few months to live. These words pounded at my heart. I couldn’t even imagine my life without her. I saw her everyday, we would play pretend games for hours, and she was the one I would tell all my stories to. My life would have a huge hole in it if she weren’t around anymore.

Months came and went as life slowly crept by for Mom-mom. She seemed to be getting stronger, and everyone believed that she would defeat the cancer. Christmas came and a miracle from God came with it. Crying with joy, my grandmother announced that she had won. The cancer was gone. She was going to live.

I know it was God who saved her. My family prayed and prayed for help from God, and he answered our prayers. It has been almost ten years since Mom-mom had cancer and she is perfectly healthy. The cancer never came back. This scare brought me closer to God, and to believe in miracles.

I believe miracles can be seen every single day. When you look in the eyes of a newborn baby you just know that they are a miracle from God. When you look in the sky and see the sun shining through the clouds it must be a miracle that we have such beauty in the world. When you simply taste or smell something so delightful it is a miracle that God has given these things to us. When you sit in a church and hear the hymns being sung, the candles lit, the golden cross raised high in the air one just can feel His power and glory. To see the light shine through the glass stained windows and illuminate the outline of Jesus just strengthens ones faith. I know I see God everyday and I know he’s watching over me. He’s always there when I need him and he’s never too busy to listen. I believe miracles do happen and God is watching and waiting for you.