Does the need to document miracles reflect the lack of faith?
If so, does it matter?
The occurrences of miracles are reported, with fanfare, and other times, remain unreported, but for the jubiliation or transformation of a few.
I tend to believe in something greater than us.
I believe we have cut off, intentionally or otherwise, channels to a greater, better knowledge. That is why many of the thoughts of yesterday, we laugh at, as tomorrow, we may be the subject of more than a few chuckles for our historic beliefs.
So be it.
My curiosity though, at least the one I entertain in this given moment, is has there ever been a reported healing of someone who has lost a limb?
I have read of those that have passed religious testing, vision, hearing, ability to walk, disease, but I cannot recall one story of a limb being regenerated.
If anyone out there is similarly interested in miracle stories and has one they can share, please do so.
In the meantime I will keep searching. Today’s returns gave me some alternative views of the use of the word miracle. “Miracles” returned the following from Wikepedia:
“Miracles may be:
- Miracles, a 1989 film starring and directed by Jackie Chan.
- Pocketful of Miracles, a 1961 film directed by Frank Capra.
- Miracles, a 2003 American drama television series.
- Miracles, a song by the Pet Shop Boys.
- Miracles, a book by C.S. Lewis
- The Miracles The Motown vocal group led by Smokey Robinson”
However, when I dropped the “s” and searched for miracle, this is partially what I found on Wikepedia:
“A miracle, derived from the old Latin word miraculum meaning “something wonderful”, is a striking interposition of divine intervention by a God in the universe by which the ordinary course and operation of Nature is overruled, suspended, or modified. Although many religious texts and people confirm witnessing or prophesying various events which they refer to as “miraculous”, it is disputed whether there are scientifically confirmed occurrences of miracles. People in different faiths have substantially different definitions of the word “miracle”. Even within a specific religion there is often more than one usage of the term.
Sometimes the term “miracle” may refer to the action of a supernatural being that is not a god. Thus, the term “divine intervention”, by contrast, would refer specifically to the direct involvement of a deity.
In casual usage, “miracle” may also refer to any statistically unlikely but beneficial event, (such as the survival of a natural disaster) or even to anything which is regarded as “wonderful” regardless of its likelihood, such as birth.”
For those of you not favoring the existence of miracles, try The Skeptic’s Dictionary.
I found that site, Skeptic’s Dictionary, by the ever even-handed, Wikepedia.