Monday, November 30, 2015

The Promise of Miracles


After the miracle of my broken keyboard working all on its own, it broke again. I guess it was a timed miracle, designed just to get me through the holidays. I had been told last week the keyboard was not still under warranty...which disturbed me.

I had my eye on the latest keyboard, which has fingerprint recognition so I don't need a password. However, it is $159. I could not justify that while I had a working keyboard. When the keyboard died, I made an appointment at the Microsoft store, to trouble-shoot, but knew I was likely going to have to get the new keyboard, for way more money than I should be spending right now.

The trouble shooting led to inconsistent results. Then the technician told me, "This one is still under warranty."
Who was I to argue?
"Really!!!??? Could I upgrade to the new keyboard?"
Without even a nod, he got a new keyboard from the stock shelf, attached it to my Surface Tablet, and installed the fingerprint recognition feature (which worked like magic.)
"$30, please."

On the way home, I remembered how I had been asking God why about some very hard issues in my life. I know better than to ask Him why, but sometimes I can't help myself. Now, as I drove, smiling like a Cheshire cat, I asked, "Why? I don't deserve this, Lord...but I am grateful."

I came home, and decided to set up the Christmas tree. Sadly, half the lights would not light. It is a pre-lit tree, so I couldn't just put a new string of lights on it. Hubby and I fiddled with bulbs for half an hour.

"Let's try putting the angel on top of the tree, and plugging her in...maybe it is related," I suggested. I was not very hopeful.

He put the angel atop the tree, plugged her in, and the whole tree lit up. We don't know why that worked. Once again, why isn't the important question. The important question is WHO and the answer is GOD.

I know all you electrical whiz brains out there might know why this happened. Maybe you even know why the keyboard that wasn't under warranty, suddenly was, and why Microsoft was willing to upgrade as though my broken keyboard deserved a full price refund.

The angel on the treetop is shimmering, glowing with the promise of more miracles. I love Christmas.
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Matthew 17:20 

He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

And God was doing extraordinary miracles

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