Today is Christmas Eve...it is a day of miracles. Of course the most wonderful miracle occurred that first Christmas in the tiny town of Bethlehem. "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given." Christ came to earth as a tiny baby. Born in a barn. Born to an "unwed" mother. Born in the most humble of circumstances...what a miracle that the all-powerful, all-knowing God of the Universe would choose such a birth. But He did, and He also chose to die a horrible death to forgive me...a terrible sinner, of all my sins (and you, too!). Today I praise and thank God for choosing to come to earth in this manner so that He could forgive me, and make me one of HIS children. What a wonderful Christmas miracle!!
Today another Christmas miracle happened...my Dad WALKED!!!!! Yes, my Dad walked! If you are a loyal reader you'll remember that he had a staph infection in his spine in July/August and could not move anything below his waist for quite a while. He has been working very hard trying to regain his mobility and strength. Today, after 5 months of hospitalization, hard work, lots of therapy, and so much prayer, HE WALKED!!! He used the parallel bars and went 5 feet, 4 feet the next time, and 5 feet again. He said it was slow and he wasn't very graceful (you should see me walk, the very definition of non-graceful!!)...but he did it!! We are planning a trip to visit them for Christmas tomorrow after services are over...I can't wait to see him and get a hug...and then I want to see him WALK!!! I just can't believe it! I am truly thankful to still have my father here on earth. There were a few times this year when I thought I had received my last hug, my last chat with him, and that he was going to be greeting his Lord and Savior. I am just so thankful to have him around and that I can still have those hugs and chats...I didn't care if he ever walked again! But I know he did, so I prayed for his strength to return. I prayed for his spirit to stay strong. I pray for mom, patience, endurance, and sanity! God has answered our prayers. He answers them daily, minute by minute. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!
Like I mentioned...we will be visiting for a few days, so I want to take this chance to wish all in bloggyville...MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!