Fairy Tales and Miracles

Fairy tales are the stuff dreams are made of, and dreams do come true. So do miracles. The weak become strong, the small are the giants, and the ugly and down-trodden rise to the top. We see this in fairy tales such as with the Ugly Duckling that grows into a beautiful swan, tiny Thumbelina who saves a large swallow, and the child with the courage to testify to the truth at the end of The Emperor’s New Clothes.

Tales such as these by Hans Christian Andersen are based on Scripture. They are lessons he wished to bring to life so that children may learn from them. Yet,Scripture is so much more unbelievable! How can it be that Daniel was unharmed by the fierce lions in the den (Daniel 6), Elizabeth had a child in her old age (Luke 1:36), and a mere human rose from the dead (John 11:38-44)?

Repeatedly, we read that all things are possible with God (Matthew 19:26, Luke 1:37, Philippians 4:13, Proverbs 3:6). All we have to do is ask and trust (Matthew 7:7).

Can it really be that simple? Consider the many blessings and miracles in your own life, and you will emphatically respond, “Yes it can!”

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(I post a rotation of topics in relation to my books. You can find them on my blogs Mary K Doyle BooksMidwest Mary and Saint Theodora/Mother Theodore Guerin or my Facebook author page. I also have a Facebook page for each of my books with information specific to that title.)

 

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