by Stephen Whitney

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An Impossible Situation (1 of 10)
Series: Incredible Moments with Christ
Stephen Whitney
John 6:1-13

On December 23, 1987 USA TODAY ran a story called Two Miracles. ''A tot trapped 24 minutes in an icy canal in the town of Gardnerville, NV opened his eyes and gurgled 'Mommy.' Stephen Edmons, 20 months, was one of two toddlers to miraculously survive disaster.

Stephen regained consciousness a day after he was pulled from a station wagon that slid into freezing water. 'I think he's going to survive,' said Dr. Barry Frank.''

The other miracle as of ''a four-year-old boy was reported found alive, floating on a small piece of wood in Philippine waters -two days after a ferry and oil tanker collided. The boy told rescuers his father put him on it.''

Those things which we can't physically explain or understand how they happened we call miracles. What really is a miracle? It is an unusual mighty act of God that takes place in contrast to the normal events of everyday life.

In Time Magazine on December 30, 1991 there was an article titled How To Believe in Miracles. The article said that ''a miracle is a wonder, a beam of supernatural power injected into history. Up There descends Down Here for an instant. The world connects to a mystery - a happening that cannot be explained in the terms of ordinary life. It makes an opening in the wall that separates this world and another.''

Miracles tend to take place in impossible situations when there is nothing that we can humanly do about the problem we are facing.

Our word miracle comes from the Latin word mirror meaning that you look at something and wonder about it because it is wonderful.

A miracle is God's divine compassion expressed in His personal intervention in my impossible situation.

Once in a while God performs a miracle so that we come to personally believe in Him and trust Him to take care of us.


All around the Sea of Galilee there were small towns. When the people ...

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