How much does a miracle cost?

Posted: Oktober 23, 2009 in Uncategorized

miracle 1a Little girl went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet.

She poured the change out on the floor and counted it carefully.

Three times, even The total had to be exactly perfect. No change here for mistakes.

Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap, she slipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall’s Drug Store with the big red Indian Chief sign above the door.

She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention, but he was too busy at this moment. Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise. Nothing. She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound she could muster. No good. Finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on the glass counter. That did it!

And what do you want? the pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone of voice. I’m talking to my brother from Chicago whom I haven’t seen in ages, he said without waiting for a reply to his question.

miracle 2Well, I want to talk to you about my brother, Tess answered back in the same annoyed tone. He’s really, really sick … and I want to buy a miracle.

I beg your pardon? said the pharmacist.

His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now. So how much does a miracle cost?

We don’t sell miracles here, little girl. I’m sorry but I can’t help you the pharmacist said, softening a little.

Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn’t enough, I will get the rest. Just tell me how much it cost.

The pharmacist’s brother was a well dressed man. He stooped down and asked the little girl “What kind of a miracle does your brother need?

I don’t know, Tess replied with her eyes welling up. I just know he’s really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation. But my Daddy can’t pay for it, so I want to use my money.

How much do you have? asked the man from Chicago?

miracle 3One dollar and eleven cents, Tess answered barely audibly.

And it’s all the money I have, but I can get some more if I need to.

Well, what a coincidence, smiled the man. A dollar and eleven cents – the exact price for a miracle for little brothers.

He took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grasped her mitten and said, Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let’s see if I have the miracle you need.

That well dressed man was Dr. Carlton Amstrong, a surgeon, specialized in neuro-surgery. The operation was completed free of charge and it wasn’t long until Andrew was home again doing well.

Mom and Dad were happily talking about the chain of events that had led them to his place.

That surgery, Her Mom whispered, was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost?

Tess smiled, She knew exactly how much a miracle cost…one dollar and eleven cents…plus the faith of a little child.

In our lives, we never know how many miracles we will need.

A miracle is not the suspension of natural law, but the operation of a higher law. I know you’ll keep the ball moving!

Here it goes. Throw it back to someone who means something to you!

A ball is a circle, no beginning, no end. It keeps us together like our Circle of Friends. But the treasure inside for you to see is the treasure of friendship you’ve granted to me.

miracle 4Today I pass the frienship ball to you.

Pass it on to someone who is a friend to you.


When you are sad…I will dry your tears.

When you are scared…I will comfort your fears.

When you are worried…I will give you hope.

When you are confused…I will help you cope.

And when you are lost…And can’t see the light, I shall be your beacon…Shining ever so bright.

miracle 5This is my oath…I pledge till the end.

Why you may ask?….Because you’re my child.

Signed: GOD

  1. ingrid sê:

    Baie dankie. 😉

  2. muffia sê:

    eish Parkes girl – maak jy mos nou erens ‘n traan of sewe los wat ek van vergeet het – thanks vir die mooi stukkie – en glo my – ons almal het ‘n stukkie miracle somewhere – dit SAL gebeur op die regte tyd.

    Thanks vir jou kom hallo sê Donderdag – ek waardeer dit meer as wat jy dink

  3. Thasia sê:

    Baie mooi dankie 🙂

  4. Ai, dis mooi.

    Ek is bly ek het hier kom inloer. Ek hou van wat ek gevind het.

  5. meermin sê:

    Parkes lekker middag verder vir jou ek sit nou en wag vir Jaco dit was vandag sy laaste dag as student, hy behoort seker binne die volgende halwe uur hier te wees. Nou begin die stres om vir hom werk te kry!!!

  6. parkes1 sê:

    Muf weereens baie dankie dit was heerlik!!

  7. parkes1 sê:

    Thasia dankie vir die inloer!

  8. Hey there everyone i was just introduceing myself here im a first time visitor who hopes to become a daily reader!

  9. Hey everyone just wanna say hello and introduce myself!

  10. Interesting points here Is your blog just you writing? Nicely done, Steven.

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