"Thus they even carried the sick out into the streets and laid them on cots and mats so that when Peter came by, at least his shadow might fall on one or another of them."
Doesn't this seem like just amazing faith? We've gone from the woman with the hemorrhage touching the hem of Jesus' robe and being healed to people wanting Peter's shadow to pass over their sick loved ones. Tremendous faith, this! What about us? Can we look for miracles in the shadows? Sr. Melannie Svoboda in "Give Us This Day" says that we tend to tell God exactly what miracles we want and how they should play out in our lives. We want this to happen, then this...and so forth. We want the miracles on our terms without really trusting that God may have a better idea. When, actually, miracles may be happening in the shadows of our lives and are going unnoticed. Once we free God up to work in God's own way in our lives we will notice more and more miracles happening all the time! Let's pray like Jesus taught us to pray, "Thy will be done." Or like Mary, who just identified her concern to Jesus, "They have no wine." Let's let God take our prayers and concerns and do what God does best--make miracles--even in the shadows. Love, heidi