Sunday, August 5, 2012
I want to start posting about modern day miracles. Here are two example to get us started off.
THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH:
"If you live up to your privileges, the angels cannot be restrained from being your
associates." History of the Church 4:605
Notes, pictures and text taken from:
HAVE MIRACLES CEASED?
By Leona Winger and Rosemary Brough Dixon
God saved 2000 stripling warriors in battle (Alma 56:52–54, 56, Alma 57:26 )and an elementary school full children and teachers. Though many were hurt none were killed.
THE COKEVILLE MIRACLE
On May 16, 1986, two individuals forced 154 children,
teachers and visitors into a crowded classroom with a bomb. The Cokeville
Miracle Foundation reported “The bomb did detonate; fire, thick black smoke and
toxic fumes filled the room. Although many were burned, some severely, only the
perpetrators of this horrible event died. One of the miracles that day was that
not a single hostage was lost.” Events were detailed by those who were guided
and blessed by angelic visitors. As we stood in that school, the spirit bore witness
to us that in fact angels had attended and protected these little ones.” (The events are
recorded in the Book: Witness To Miracles, Remembering the Cokeville Elementary School Bombing, A compilation Project by The Cokeville Miracle Foundation, 2006, Pronghorn Press, Greybull, Wyoming.
Moses used the priesthood and parted the Red Sea (Exodus 14) just long enough for the children of Israel to pass--Lucy Mack Smith parted ICE!
ICE PARTED ON LAKE ERIE ‐ LUCY MACK SMITH
In the spring of 1831, Lucy Mack Smith led a group of eighty Saints from the
Waterloo, New York, branch, to Kirtland, Ohio. The saints had agreed by
acclamation that "everything should be done just as Mother Smith said." As
leader of these traveling Saints, Lucy Mack Smith’s own account testifies she was
blessed with requisite spiritual gifts of faith and administration. The group arrived
at Buffalo to find the harbor at Lake Erie ice‐locked. They took deck passage on a
boat, even though it seemed certain that with ice piled "up to the height of
twenty feet," the boat "would remain in the harbour at least two weeks longer."
When the Saints on deck began to complain, Mother Smith fiercely rebuked
them: "You profess to put your trust in God, then how can you feel to murmur
and complain as you do! Where is your faith? Where is your confidence in God?
Can you not realize that . . . he rules over the works of his own hands?” Lucy
challenged the saints to lift their hearts in prayer to God that the ice might break,
freeing the boat. Within minutes they heard a thunderous noise and the ice
parted just long enough for their boat to pass through. (Jill Mulvay Derr, Janath Russell
Cannon, and Maureen Ursenbach Beecher, Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society, p.15)
"A miracle is an extraordinary event caused by the power of God. Miracles are an
important element in the work of Jesus Christ. Miracles are a part of the gospel of
Jesus Christ. Faith is necessary in order for miracles to be manifested." (Guide to the
Scriptures, 165; http://www.lds.org/ldsorg, Gospel Library, Gospel Topics, Miracles as of March 2010).
President Harold B. Lee
"The greatest miracles I see today are not necessarily the healing of sick bodies,
but the healing of sick souls, those who are sick in soul and spirit and are
downhearted and distraught." (Ensign, July 1973, p. 123.)