Fourth Wednesday of Advent, 23 December 2020
In today’s reflection, Waiting in Joyful Hope author Michelle Francl-Donnay reflects on Luke 1:65, Las Posadas, and minor miracles.
In the comments section below, share your own response to today’s scripture, Francl-Donnay’s reflection, or the accompanying meditation prompt.
I believe my husband’s restored heart health was a miracle. He was experiencing daily angina pains prior to a coronary catherization this year. If he went outside just to walk down to our mailbox he would have angina and need to take medication for it. Having a history of already having 2 coronary bypass surgeries and 1 stent we were not sure if anything else could be done. The doctor found some blockage but nothing they could correct in the catherization procedure. Many prayers were said by many people including the St. Patrick Prayer Ministry. Following the coronary catherization procedure the angina for the most part went away. For me this was a miracle. Thank you God and all the people who joined us in prayer.
As I was growing up, I wanted to understand everything. I couldn’t bear not understanding a situation. I would analyze a conversation over and over, till my friends would exclaim, “Just let it go!” Turns out, letting go and letting God has been a major challenge in my life. With a bit of age, it has gotten a smidge easier. I would have been one of those people puzzling over the events surrounding the birth of Elizabeth’s son. I want order; situations, behavior should make sense. What I have come to realize is that God has an orderly way of doing things. If my little brain can’t figure it out, it’s because I’m not meant to- yet. Someday, I hope I’m in heaven and then I know that all will be explained.