So my cousin Julia told me this story and I got chills. I have to share it because it is a true story and is proof that miracles REALLY DO still happen today. Here it is, in her words:
“So I went with the sisters in my ward to go contacting. We were walking through an apartment complex and came up to a kinda sketchy lookin dude with a whole bunch of tats fixing his car. He asked us if we had a screwdriver, and we randomly did!! (coincidence??? i think not…)
Anyways, he asked us what we were doing out there and we started to tell him and he stopped us and said he felt different when we were around. One of the sisters said that was the Spirit, and asked if he was religious. He said he was searching for something true to believe in. The sister then asked him to read a paragraph from the introduction of the Book of Mormon that talked about praying to find out if the book was true. He started reading and then just broke down in tears!! At first we thought he was really feeling the spirit (and he was…) but then he told us that HE CAN’T READ!!! He dropped out of school in 3rd grade and has never learned to read, but he understood EVERY WORD. Um… wow. I was blown away. I honestly know that the Church is true. If that isn’t an example of that, I don’t know what is 🙂 Totally pumped me up!!! :D”
I agree with her. I know this church is true. I know that God made it possible for that man to read in that moment, and I know that God is omnipotent and can create any miracle He wants. This is just one example of many that shows that miracles still happen today.
I don’t think that God would give miracles to the people in the new testament, and then totally disregard the rest of his children throughout history. I know that God is a loving God, a God who has love for every single person to walk this earth. And I know He wouldn’t leave us in the dark and take away the blessing of miracles for us.
I am so thankful that my cousin shared this with me and that she had the opportunity to witness a miracle. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.