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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Reflections:Miracles Still Happen


Following is a story told by Lois Bunker Woods of a miraculous incident that happened to her when she was a little girl.
The year is 1939. The place is an 80-acre dairy farm outside a small town, 16 miles from the nearest doctor or hospital. A little girl, an 18-month old toddler dressed in overalls, slams the screen door as she scrambles out onto the back porch to play in the sunshine.
Her mother is inside the house, cleaning. Outdoors on this warm spring morning, the world is full of delights to explore. The youngster runs through the dewy grass, picks dandelions and carries them back to the house. On the porch, an old enameled kettle sitting in the sun catches her eye. It is filled with peas soaking in arsenic (poisonous) solution, something that will prevent them from rotting when planted. Back then, seeds weren’t pretreated as most are today.

The little girl is fascinated with the liquid in the kettle. Taking a battered tincup, she dips it in the pot, fills it with liquid, and then lifts it.
Just then, her mother hears a voice calling her, “Ella, Ella come quick!” She follows the voice through the house and out to the back door where she spots the little girl, the cup at her lips. Frantic, she grabs the toddler and empties the cup. She wipes the little girl’s lips, but no, the youngster hasn’t had a drop of the poison. The mother arrived just in time.
I know this story well because I was that little girl, and the woman who rescued me was my mother. And as for the voice, mother recognized it right away. It belonged to her mother, my grandmother.
The mystery? My grandmother had died the year before, six months after I was born.

All things work together for good to them that love God (Romans 8:28

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