There are some experiences that simply cannot be explained with logic or reason. Some stories that can only be told as divine intervention. This is the simple story of my encounter with IMO a miracle.
My daughter Chalsey was saved by this Hand twice. The first time was when we were living in Taiwan. The parking lot for our apartment complex was under ground. The staircase leading down to it was nearly two stories long of solid concrete. I was very cautions with my little ones, especially Chalsey who was still a wobbly toddler. A fall from that height could be deadly.
One day while I was helping another child with her shoes, Chalsey took off running ahead of me. As I rushed after her I could see that I would not get to her in time. At the speed she was running I knew that she would not be able to stop herself when she came to the stairs. Just beyond my reach I watched in slow motion as she tried to stop herself, lost her balance and fell forward. She was heading head first down two stories of concrete stairs. My heart nearly stopped beating. I screamed a split second prayer.
What happened next could only be described as a miracle. I saw her fall over those steps; her balance was totally forward and her head heading down. Then before she hit the first step an invisible hand lifted her back up and sat her down at the top of the stars. There was no way she could have defied gravity and gone back up. By the way it happened I could tell that an invisible hand had caught her by the front, pushed her back up, and landed her seated on the top step. I was grateful beyond words as I held her in my arms and said a heartfelt prayer of thanks.
About one year later we were enjoying a pleasant afternoon swim at a friend’s pool. Chalsey could not swim yet. She didn’t want to be in the water any more so she had taken off her water wings (floatation device) and was playing by the pool. I had gotten distracted with the older children at the far end of the pool. No one saw her get back in the water.
I heard a choke and cough behind me, and turned to see Chalsey struggling up the pool steps. She was traumatized choking and vomiting. I was in shock, realizing what a close call it was. I had no idea how close it had been. I held and comforted her for an hour until she recovered enough to tell me what happened.
She told me that she wanted to swim again but she had forgotten her water wings. She described how she sank, and was laying face down, on the bottom of the pool. Then she said, a hand lifted her up from under her belly, and put her on the top step. There was no one else at the pool besides us and she had not seen anyone. This invisible hand had saved her once again.
What a great HAND!!