Miracles? Thing of the past?

I went and saw ’17 Miracles’ tonight.  For those of you who don’t know what ’17 Miracles’ is let me tell you.  It is a movie about the LDS pioneers crossing the plains.  It is a heart wrenching show about death, hope, love, and perseverance.  I have to admit I teared up on occasion watching it.  That or there was a lot of dust floating around in the air affecting my eyes.

Watching the show (without my wife and daughter) made me want to run home and give them both a kiss.  Watching families on-screen starve, suffer and die made appreciate my little family even more.  The movie also showed a bunch of miracles (I assume 17 of them) that occurred throughout the journey to Salt Lake City.

The whole time I was watching these people do amazing things, suffer through horrible hardships, and experience incredible things made me think does this happen today?  I know there are people who do amazing things today.  Things that I am not sure I would be able to do.

Some of the first people who come to mind are the military.  I am pretty sure I would not be able to do what they do.  The thought of leaving my family for long periods of time  is something I might not be able to do.  To fight for the freedom of this great country I would do if asked but would I volunteer to do it?  Members of the military are definitely modern-day miracles.

What about police officers, paramedics, and firemen?  Modern day miracles.

Teachers?  I watch my wife and the time she puts into teaching and preparing for her first grade class and I know I could not do it.  There is no way I could be in a classroom filled with 25 six-year olds and not go insane (I did it for about 5 minutes once and that was enough for me).

So are there modern day miracles?  I say there are.  That there are amazing people who will serve in the military, patrol the streets, or teach a bunch of kids for little pay and long hours shows me that there are lots of miracles today.  Thousands and thousands of miracles.  Thank for everyone that is a miracle.  You rock.

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About ryanjamesburt

I am a father, husband, accountant, and want to be writer. I try to stay busy so why not keep a blog. I can talk about what is on my mind and maybe entertain some people in the process.
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