In late 2016, my heart was stirred when hearing stories about answers to prayer and God’s intervention in the lives of day-to-day people across our region.
I felt strongly that these personal stories are valuable, able to bless, inspire and give hope to others who are going through a similar journey. After discussion with the station manager of Pulse 941 and a few people here in Illawarra, I began a journey of visiting local churches to record testimonies.
As at May 2018, I’ve visited approximately 30 local churches and groups. The method is usually that during the coffee break after the church service, people volunteer to tell a story or two. We seem to always run out of time before we run out of people and stories! These stories are broadcast on Pulse 941 as “Everyday Miracles”. They are aired around the clock, at 15 -30 past the hours of 2,6,9,12.
I am continuously amazed when hearing these stories from normal people like you and me. I am convinced that God is still working powerfully here in our region.There are some churches that struggle with modern day miracles, or the definition of miracles itself. The people who experienced and told these stories do not have a problem. They knew when God had stepped into their lives beyond what could be called a coincidence or good fortune. But nobody is perfect, and some stories simply tell of the greatness of God, and that’s fine. None that were recorded have been left out.
These 60-90 second recordings aren’t professionally edited like they are at Pulse 941 before going to air. There may be clicks, breathing, background noises, and the occasional extra comment. It’s all very ‘warts and all’. Being “Everyday” Miracles, some may seem pretty ordinary. However I feel the importance is that these people are experiencing God in their lives. It’s not our part to ‘judge’, but to celebrate God’s works in and through HIs children.
Jesus was born in an animal shed, lived in an ordinary village, made friends with the ‘poor in spirit’, and was hung on a cross alongside 2 criminals.
This is the ‘Upside Down Kingdom’.
I trust that our library will continue to grow from the current 330.
If you would like to share your stories as part of ‘Everyday Miracles’, please contact myself on email firstname.lastname@example.org