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In the Midst of Miracles
by Lisa Velez
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(1) ¡§The Disgusting Miracle¡¨

By: Lisa Velez
December 14, 2010

Yesterday, my husband, Ramon, celebrated his first anniversary in Heaven. I just became more down as the day went on, stayed away from work and didn¡¦t have the strength to even go in today.
However, yesterday when I was home with my sister, who came home to stay with me after class so I wouldn¡¦t be alone, told me two funny yet true stories. They became uplifting, yet remindful messages to my heart.
One my sister calls ¡§The Disgusting Miracle¡K¡¨ I can¡¦t say who this happened to, because of the story¡¦s nature but it shows that even GOD has a sense of humor and cares about what we care about.
So, we¡¦ll call this person¡K.ummmmm¡K.*Ann.
Ok, so Ann was in the seventh grade, and had a visit from her ¡§monthly favorite visitor.¡¨ Need I say more¡K? I didn¡¦t think so (LOL) ƒº all she had was toilet paper squares (because big pieces just refused to come out of the roll) at school to ¡§assist¡¨ her during this time before she went home. She was at recess and noticed that the paper with her ¡§friend¡¨ on it was coming out of her underwear and on to the pavement. Boy was Ann embarrassed and terrified. Thinking her life was on the verge of being over she prayed HARD to GOD. Closing her eyes tightly Ann BEGGED HIM to not let anyone see what had just happened; the ¡§evidence¡¨ was directly under her. Well, what happened next sure taught her (and me upon hearing this story yesterday) that GOD cares about even the silly small stuff. When Ann opened her eyes and looked down suddenly there were chicken bones all over. There were absolutely none before she closed her eyes! She was both amazed and thankful because what just a few moments ago could have turned in to an embarrassing moment, turned in to a silly yet wonderful miracle! Ann¡¦s friend just called out something like, ¡§Ewww there are bloody chicken bones on the ground and they¡¦re at Ann¡¦s feet; poor Ann!¡¨ The truth was never realized or told to her friend or any friends for that matter.
So, next time you want to hesitate to pray and seek GODs¡¦ assistance, DON¡¦T! HE Obviously cares about even this sort of situation. Anything that burdens our hearts HE carried on the Cross! After all, HE knows how it is to shed ALL HIS blood so HE can cover ALL of ours¡K.Literally!
I trust this has made you laugh. Know it is a TRUE story¡K.One that shows GOD loves us so much he cares about the tiniest detail of our hearts and the worries of our minds, as insignificant as they may seem to us.
Ann, JESUS surely does love you. NEVER forget that! I know that story was a silly yet ¡§disgustingly¡¨ funny reminder that GOD feels the same exact way about me too. GOD bless you. Thank you for sharing your miracle! --------„³ LOL ƒº
Disgustingly Beautiful, don¡¦t you think? ƒº

*Name Changed to protect the person(s)

(2) Angels in the Midst¡¨

By: Lisa Velez

The second story my sister told me took place when she was about seven years old. She had gone with our parents to NYC; I believe to see the tree in Rockefeller Center. Dad was already across the street, waiting for them to cross, between 7th and Broad. What happened next was truly GOD¡¦S hand upon our family. As Jenny and our Mom started to cross the street, they noticed that the cars were speeding so fast there was no way on earth they would make it across alive! They just grabbed each other, saying I love you and waited for God to take them; only GOD had other plans.
Suddenly a dark-skinned man ran across the street, almost before the cars hit everyone there, and somehow suddenly STOPPED all the traffic in a matter of seconds. Now, mind you, these cars were almost ready to impact the people in the street, that¡¦s how fast they were going and how close they were to the people. To stop them, would only take the Power of GOD!
When my thankful Mom and sister turned to thank the man who had appeared out of nowhere and saved their lives, he was nowhere to be seen! Sure, NYC is a busy place, but he had just been in the street mere moments before and now he had vanished¡K
GOD sends Angels in many forms¡KI¡¦m sure glad HE sent an Angel to save the lives of my Mother and little Sister that day. I had no idea this took place so long ago. I guess I needed to hear that GOD is still holding me no matter what I go through. No matter what is ¡§coming at me full speed¡¨ in life to destroy me by satan¡¦s request, GOD still has all our backs, and satan has no power whatsoever under the Power of GOD!
Life is not always easy but GOD is always fair and just and protects HIS children, whether we deserve it or not. One of my favorite verses in the Bible talks about how we should ¡§Be careful how we treat strangers because we could be entertaining Angels.¡¨
Thank you, LORD JESUS, for sending Angels, so undeserved, to our lives just to show us your Power, Glory and Love. Thank you for Always being there for our family, despite what¡¦s gone on and still does many times. Thank you for that Perfect-Agape Love that ONLY YOU can give, and still give to all of us.
I love you with all my heart and choose to live only for you and become closer to your heart with each passing moment. Thank you for sending Angels. Thank YOU for being mine.

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