As regular readers know, I occasionally take the opportunity to note apparent miracles. Of course, such things, as all morally and intellectually superior self-imagined elites know, just don’t happen. To acknowledge them would be to admit Christians—they don’t like to use the word—have something going for them. It’s all just coincidence, wishful thinking. To find articles I’ve written on this subject, merely enter “miracle” in the SMM homepage search bar. Fox News reports just such a coincidence:
Tyler Smith and Heather Brown, Christ’s Church Academy students who’ve been friends since fourth grade, were swimming off of Vilano Beach, near St. Augustine [Florida], on Thursday, April 18, when they realized they might not make it back to shore.
Weak and tired from fighting the waves for two hours and two miles offshore, the 17-year-old soccer players told Fox News they started praying to God and crying out for help.
‘I cried out: ‘If you really do have a plan for us, like, come on. Just bring something,’ Tyler recalled to FOX 30.
Tyler held onto Heather as he started cramping, and just in time, Captain Eric Wagner and his crew found them.
Oh sure, a miracle. Meh! It was just a coincidence, right?
‘Over all the wind, waves, and engines, we thought we heard a desperate scream,’ Wagner told the local station. “Exhausted and near the end, the boy told me he called out for God’s help. Then we showed up.
Still a coincidence…
Wagner called the Coast Guard as he took his boat, ‘The Amen,’ to their rescue. The crew, headed from Delray Beach to New Jersey, decided to go out despite the rough waves to go on an adventure. Both Wagner and the teens were thankful for that decision.
‘I told them the name of the vessel, that’s when they started to cry,’ Wagner said. ‘The young couple was gracious and grateful to us and to God. It was the latter all along.
“Amen,” by the way, does not translate as “all done; where’s the food?” but as “so be it.”
Two miles offshore, no flotation devices, minutes away from drowning, and in the vastness of the ocean, where the odds are very much against spotting a person or two even if one is actively seeking them—from an aircraft—above the noise of the waves, engines and wind, the Captain and crew of the Amen just happened to be in the right place at the right time to hear a prayer, and save two lives.
Miracles aren’t always this obvious. Everyday miracles happen, well, everyday. One just has to be open to recognizing them.
The self-imagined elite can create and live in their own reality. They can deny the existence of God and the nature of Christianity and Christians. They can try to explain away that which cannot be explained. That’s OK. Faith requires willing belief.
By all means, take the link and read the rest of the article. Believe, or be elite.