Monday, October 20, 2008

Miracles still happen....

The statement below comes from the devotional book "Streams in the Dessert". Katherine posted this on her blog Power of Prayer. After reading it, I started thinking about this miracle. Our son Rich and his youth group always attended Ichthus every year...every year it rained....not little rain but " big old fat rain".....scary rain.

“Difficulty is the very atmosphere for a miracle – it is a miracle in it’s first stage. If it is to be a great miracle, the condition is not difficulty, but impossibility! Is your situation seemingly impossible? Then it is the perfect environment for a miracle to occur. I believe in miracles, do you?”

This was the miracle at Ichthus Christian Music festival in Wilmore, Kentucky. I copied this explanation from Wiki. During the time at the Ichthus Farm, severe weather events have dominated the last four years. In 2002, severe storms brought heavy rain and strong winds in the early morning hours on Sunday morning. Thankfully, the storms were well forecast, and many individuals were evacuated following the final concert the night before to area churches and schools. In 2003, strong storms again seemed to threaten the festival, resulting in Friday night concerts being cancelled. Interestingly enough, radar images from that night seem to show a sudden area of clearing directly above the festival as the storms moved in, shielding participants from the heavy rain, dangerous lightning, and strong winds. This is now referred to as the Ichthus Rainy Day Miracle.


Lipstick Republican said...

Enjoying your blog. Loved the Sarah Palin pics. Thought you might be interested to know that the author of the new Palin leadership biography was program director at Ichthus when he was a student at ATS in the 80s! I highly recommend his book -- Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader by Joe Hilley. Published by Zondervan.

Simply Dandy said...

Sarah is coming to Findlay, Ohio on Wednesday, I am thinking of going, it is only 45 minutes from me. I didn't get to see McCain yesterday but there were around 7000 people there and they were pumped. I am in no way giving up.


Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

There are still miracles today. I sure would love to see Sarah Palin in person. I don't know if they will be coming to Georgia at all. I haven't heard about it. Take care. Hugs. Trish