Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Christy Beam (Jennifer Garner) mentions this quote in Miracles from Heaven and it is so very true. We each have our own perception of what a “miracle” is, but once we stop and look around, we will see them everywhere.
Miracles from Heaven
While watching the trailer for Miracles from Heaven, I knew that it would fill me with emotions. From just the little shown, our family felt such a familiarity with the story. The bloated stomach, cries of pain, frequent hospital visits, and unknown cause of it all. Every bit of these scenarios were similar to the journey we experienced with Jaden exactly 5 years ago. It was perhaps one of the most emotional walks we endured as a family. We prayed without ceasing for a way out. Our own miracle. After seeing 7 doctors a week for almost 7 months, our miracle finally came. Jaden, now 12, still has a few lasting conditions, but is much better. In fact, she sings, plays the guitar, and performs in front of hundreds. God continues to allow her story to be a blessing to others.
This is exactly what Miracles from Heaven did for our family once again. It blessed us with this incredible story of Anna’s (Kylie Rogers) healing. A powerful story of heartache and redemption. As a family, we watched and cried together. We talked about the memories from our own painful walk and then rejoiced in the miraculous healing for both girls. Seeing Christy Beam fight to find her own faith again, feeling alone and defeated, I remembered going through the same emotions. Pulling away from God in anger, only to find myself needing Him more than ever at the height of Jaden’s sickness.
Whether your situation involves the illness of a child or family member, financial stress, or any other aspect of your life, we are reminded in Miracles from Heaven that we are not alone. YOU are not alone. The phrase, “no pain, no gain” is just as relevant in our spiritual life as it is in our physical life. In fact, Angela (Queen Latifah) states,”
“When you have kids things get messy. You either roll with it — or get rolled on.”
We each have the choice to get up and keep going after life has decided to “roll over us.” To hold tight to our faith and the belief that better things are coming. It’s not always easy, as Anna had to learn. There are times when we want to quit, but then we realize the true miracle of life all around us. Again, Christy Beams reminds us with this, “Miracles are love.” Look around you. You will find them.
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