by Richard L. Burguet •
Every one of us, at least once, has come to the place in our lives where we wished that God would do a miracle. We all have had those difficult, agonizing moments, when all of life is outside of our ability to bring changes, and to resolve our problems. The only solution is a miracle. The only way things can get better, the only way that there is any hope of survival is that God would enter space and time and perform some unusual event that changes the circumstances. You wish a miracle would happen, pray it will, and so do I.
Possibly you have been at the place of “needing a miracle” more often than you want to remember. As a student, just a semester away from finishing college, and you find out that you have another three-hour class that you have to take, on top of the full load and part-time job. As the expectant couple, and you get the news that the pregnancy is about to mis-carriage. As a young parent, and you receive the news that your infant daughter “is not doing well, and we are going to have to rush her into the ICU to save her life”. In the middle of the night when the telephone rings and the voice on the other end says, “I have something really difficult to tell you….” In times like those, we have all asked God for some kind of supernatural intervention to take place.Read More
by Richard L. Burguet •
We recently discovered that the diamond has fallen out of my wife’s engagement ring. She was in tears, searching everywhere she could think to find the stone. We checked the vacuum cleaner bag, we looked in the couch cushions, we ran a flashlight across the hardwood floors hoping to see more than a dust bunny, all to no avail. In talking about the loss she said it brought her sadness because the ring was a token of our relationship. I admit that it does make me sad to have lost a diamond, but the reality is that diamond was only a symbol of my love and commitment to her and to our lifelong relationship.
When I decided that she was the “one” for me, I knew she was the only woman I was willing to commit to love and live with until “death do we part.” I also knew I should purchase a ring and ask her to marry me. Like most young men, I did not have a great deal of extra money, and wondered how I would ever afford to buy an expensive engagement ring, but because I valued our relationship so much I was determined to find a way to do it.Read More