A Miracle. The Musical.

Have you ever witnessed a miracle? A full fledged throw away your crutches miracle. A there-is-no-way-that-could-be-possible miracle. The word gets tossed around these days creating a blur between what is real and what is entertainment. We grow increasingly numb to that which is sensational and in the broadness of our reality things get really small. Our worldview gets limited to the world we think we know. Things can be explained away or simply ignored.

So what is a miracle? Is it a miracle when I arrive safely at my destination? When someone we have issues with suddenly becomes an ally? When the sun rises in the morning? Just the words miracle healing bring forth memories of preHDTV Benny Hinn striking people with his jacket encouraging Jesus to heal on command. Was it real? Hard to say really. I know God has the power to heal through any vessel He chooses. Did a miracle take place? Hard to say. A younger me found it entertaining and slightly embarrassing.

A miracle defined is an awesome event in which God bears witness to Himself. When I consulted Scripture I realized it was beyond a quick what-does-the-Bible-say-about-miracles. Miracles appeared on page one and continued. Throughout Scripture we see amazing signs and wonders choreographed and carried out by God who does things on His own schedule in His own way. And so I ponder, have you seen a miracle?

Let me tell you about mine. First I have to say that God and I have history. A relationship formed through years of love and trust. It hasn’t been easy. I am not a gal who is easily wooed and often my attention is focused only on what is in front of me. My health has recently required a lot of attention. On top of two chronic illnesses I was diagnosed with my fourth round of Thyroid Cancer. It has been quite the ride. After a standard diagnosis Dr N sent me to Dr O sent me to Dr S sent me to Dr H sent me back to Dr S. while encountering biopsy’s, tests, consults, rejects and a failed RAI. (The last sentence was a time warp of 9 months.) No one knew exactly what to do with complicated me. All the while my prayer army battled on and the time for miracles asked was realized…

I arrive at Mayo Clinic for an evaluation and end up with a procedure. My patient portal says I have a whole medical team. Looking back there are lots of things that just suddenly fell into place. Things that happened literally moment by moment. After waiting months and being tossed around I had appointments. I was complicated but doable. If I was willing they would try. The odds were in my favor that I would lose my voice, I didn’t. I was able to walk out following the procedure. This all happened within 48 hours of arriving on campus. I could sing on… making you feel like you were in a musical but I will spare you. It does make me want to sing and dance. Much like the people healed on Mr. Hinn’s tv show now that I think about it.

I don’t want to leave you with the wrong idea. I am not cured. Not yet. I go back in three months for a follow up and probably more ablation. Did a miracle take place? It is not hard to say. I have experienced an awesome season of events that caused me to see God more clearly. I have experienced a miracle.

In Faith, Deanna





24 thoughts on “A Miracle. The Musical.

  1. I have chills…… Thank you for sharing your walk through this indescribably difficult time in your life. Your honesty and beautiful descriptions of your relationship with our Heavenly Father are a gift to me, and I’m sure many others as well. Praising God for your miracle, and continuing to pray for you to have complete healing, God’s strength ,peace, comfort, and continued provision.

    Love ,Appreciation, and Respect, Your Sister in Christ, Mary

    Sent from my iPad


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  2. Yes, He is in the business of miracles. So many times as we look back at the path we are walking, it seems tortuous, then suddenly the tortuous road traveled becomes His beautiful path He designed in His awesomeness. Continued prayers for you on this journey and I’m praising Him for the answers He has given to you thus far. Love and hugs to you. Diana

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  3. Deanna, I am so thankful you received this procedure. I am grateful it was done without unwanted consequences. I have every hope that this trial is over for you. Praise out God for his blessing!

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  4. An extraordinary event manifesting a supernatural work of God, Webster’s 1971 definition of a miracle. I was inspired to check after reading your post. Yes, I believe you fit the bill! I continue to be excited by your miracle and your recent experience. Praise God and continued prayers!

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  5. Praising God for the miracles He is doing in your life and thanking Him for your faithfulness to testify to His goodness! Grateful that He preserved your voice – knowing you will always speak words of praise!

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  6. Praise the Lord. I read your post to Sue and she was so Thankful and she is just praising the Lord and Thanking him for what he has already done and is going to do. Sue’s sister Patricia Moore

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  7. Oh Deanna!! I love that you got to write this wonderful entry!! You have always taught me so much about faith and being patient in our waiting for prayers to be answered. You are a special miracle for all of us who know and love you!

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  8. Oh, I L.O.V.E. this! Especially your definition of a miracle: “Witness to Himself”. It is about His glory, and you are giving it. And does He ever deserve it! I am so glad you had such a wonderful time at cancer treatment. Yes, a wonderful time in the fiery furnace, because you were not walking in it alone and managed to see the WONDER of that. Our Afrikaans word for miracle is “wonderwerk” (literally wonder + work; a works of wonders.) Wonderworks are missed every day because we’re waiting for someone to “swing the jacket”, if I may borrow your line.

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  9. Your love of Christ and passion for his work continues to be awe inspiring. Nothing compares to the inner storm you have had to face head on, time and time again. His powers reign in your writings and your healing. I have faith that the strengths you have harnessed will flourish, they will continue and multiply and provide the healing that mountains of prayers have asked if Him.


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