“Has the day of miracles ceased? Or have angels ceased to appear unto the children of men? Behold I say unto you, Nay; for it is by faith that miracles are wrought; and it is by faith that angels appear and minister unto men.”
Over the years, I’ve heard the stories of many remarkable miracles among the LDS people. This got me thinking about the possibility of a blog dedicated to the stories of miracles among Mormons. I have been hesitant however, because we consider these stories to be sacred. We do not believe that faith comes from seeing signs and miracles, but that “signs follow those who believe.” Doctrine and Covenants 84:73 says: they shall not boast themselves of these things (signs and miracles), neither speak them before the world; for these things are given unto you for your profit and for salvation.
Nevertheless, throughout the years, Mormons have sometimes shared these stories and sometimes published them, never with the intent to convince the skeptical, but rather to celebrate the tender mercies of the Lord unto them, and encourage the faith of believers. Likewise, I would like to make this blog a place to share these stories, not to try and prove anything, but to celebrate a the workings of a God who is “the same today, yesterday and forever,” for the “profit and salvation” of believers in our faith.
If you feel so called upon, please consider sharing your own story. What kind of stories am I asking for? They could include answered prayers, healings, visitations, near-death experiences, stories related to temple work, anything that you think might inspire belief in a God of miracles, a God who is the same today as in former times. The Ensign has been amassing many great stories over the years in it’s series “Mormon Journal,” now called “Latter-Day-Saint Voices.” This is a fantastic resource, but I wanted to organize it in such a way that stories can be easily browsed and searched under Categories and Menu Headings: i. e. Healings, Temple Miracles, Promptings, etc.
So if you feel so inspired, please send me stories of miracles from your own life, or the lives of your family and ancestors. Your submissions can be anonymous if you prefer. Additionally, please pass this request on to others who might be interested in contributing along with my contact information.