Like many people, I’ve been so thrilled to hear the good news about Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ recovery. What a wonderful turn of events out of such a tragedy in Tuscon several weeks ago.
Even doctors are amazed at Giffords’ progress.
MSNBC has a clip of Dr. Michael Lemole, Giffords’ chief neurosurgeon in Tuscon, saying, “Miracles happen every day. And in medicine we like to very much attribute them to either what we do or others do around us, but a lot of medicine is outside of our control and we’re wise to acknowledge miracles.”
Wow, that’s really interesting.
Focusing more on that idea, a Fox News poll found that 8 in 10 Americans believe that prayer helped Rep. Giffords’ survive the shooting. I hope it did. I know I was praying. But the Congresswoman could probably best answer that question herself.
I hope that Giffords plays a substantial role as a leader for many years. I wonder what she’ll do next. Return to Congress? Give talks about civility? Run for President? Who knows, the sky could be the limit.
I’m so grateful that all of the medical professionals involved in her recovery have been able to provide quality care for the Congresswoman. And I find it interesting that her progress is seen as “not normal”. That something else, indeed, is going on here. That maybe cause and effect go beyond what we can see and observe with our physical senses. Maybe divine Spirit plays a role.
Personally, I don’t believe that what we commonly call miracles are an aberration from normalcy. Because if something happens once, how could there be a real scientific law indicating otherwise?
A wise woman once wrote, “Impossibilities never occur.” If it’s possible for Congresswoman Giffords to make this sort of recovery, doesn’t that open up the possibilities to many people who seek healing beyond “normal” recoveries and progress?