Do You Believe In Miracles?
I had an unprecedented response on my morning show yesterday when I shared the story of Petra Anderson, the woman who was shot four times in the Colorado theater massacre last week. Long story short, Petra was shot four times. Three times in the arm and once in the face. The bullet that struck her face went through her nose and into her brain yet caused virtually no damage due to the fact that it traveled through an area affected by a rare defect instead of where her brain was. To me, this is not a coincidence. It's a miracle.
The Sacramento Bee reported the following from Petra's mother about what her daughter had experienced and what could have happened.
"She could have lost all kinds of function (if) the bullet traversed her brain," Kim Anderson said Saturday. "I believe that she was not only protected by God, but that she was actually prepared for it."
Reminds me of one of my favorite scenes from the Mel Gibson movie "Signs".
Fox News reported that the alleged Colorado shooter also had a gun malfunction. If it hadn't failed, he could have fired an additional 100 bullets. To me, that is also a miracle. Others may just see this as inferior equipment having a catastrophic failure.
The shooter had purchased an after-market high-capacity drum clip for the semi-automatic, the source said. Although it gave him the capacity to fire perhaps 100 rounds, it was of inferior quality and might be the reason the shooter's gun jammed. Authorities found live .223 ammunition on the theater floor, possibly resulting from him yanking off the drum to try to clear the jam, or possibly from a "catastrophic failure" of the drum's feed mechanism.
Just like Mel Gibson said in the movie "Signs", there are two kinds of people in the world. There are people that believe in miracles and those that think everything is a coincidence. I believe in miracles. What say you?