Miracles come in different forms

Have you ever experienced a miracle? A truly unexplainable God given miracle?

I witnessed one this week. It’s not my story to tell, but it got me thinking about our incredible God who is the ultimate physician.

The important thing to understand about our heavenly doctor is, He knows our futures. He knows what each life has lying ahead. We have to trust his ways even when they don’t have the ending we want.

One miracle I can share happened in December of 2016. My father in law, Dr. Dwayne Yeager, suffered a massive stroke. I remember the night so vividly. Some people would say “the stars aligned and we got the exact doctors we needed at the right time”. Some also say “man we got so lucky”

Our family knows that God orchestrated every single moment of that awful night.

Not only did Dwayne have the clot extracted but he went on to make a miraculous recovery from a large stroke. We thought for sure God was calling him home, but it wasn’t his time.

He went on to meet two beautiful granddaughters, shared his story with numerous people, and most of all, he shared Jesus. His miracle gave him more time to focus on what matters and he did that.

That night our miracle resulted in life!

On June 22,2020 we experienced a different kind of miracle. As you can imagine there were some long lasting effects from his stroke, and his heart was very effected. After 3 and 1/2 years he agreed to have a pacemaker placed to help his heart out. He got the pacemaker and felt the best he had felt in a long time. We spent Father’s Day together with him. My husband made awesome homemade pizzas and we celebrated him feeling so well. The next day he went to work for the very last time. That night God called him home.

Why do I call this a miracle?

As you all know June 2020 we were smack dab in the middle of the covid pandemic. If you went to a hospital during that time, you went alone. You feared getting the virus and dying alone.

Dwayne was in his shop and in that moment, in the place he spent many hours God said “come home Dwayne”

He wasn’t isolated in a hospital. In fact none of us had to even go to the hospital. He went quickly and did not suffer. This miracle resulted in death.

Sunday we will celebrate our first Father’s Day without our beloved Paw D. It will not be the same. I miss his jokes, I miss our family cook outs by the pool, I miss his silly emails and text. I miss him, bad. I mourn the loss of our girls paw D and my husbands daddy.

The human side of me screams, “it’s not fair”. I know down deep that he is in Heaven rejoicing in his new healthy heavenly body. He no longer hurts.

I could go on and on about the things that we all knew were God, but the important part of this story is the overwhelming peace and joy we all felt during a time that most people literally fall apart.

Sad? of course we are but only because we selfishly want him back in our lives.

There are times when God heals completely on this earth, and there are times he heals by taking our loved ones into His arms. We won’t ever understand why he does what He does, but we must have faith His plan is good.

Our pastor shared this verse after we lost Dwayne

“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

Romans 8:26 NKJV

When the miracle isn’t the one we envisioned the Spirit helps us. We can be sad and still see the miracles of our father. We can find light in the darkness.

Have you seen tragedy?

Can you look and find the miracles or are you stuck looking at how things didn’t go your way?

When you have Jesus in your heart, death is not the end. Death is the beginning of eternity praising and worshipping our Heavenly Father.

I’ve said goodbye a lot. I haven’t handled them all gracefully. I’ve experienced tragedy while running from God and I’ve experienced it while chasing after Him.

Trust me, it’s a whole lot easier when you’re chasing God and not running the opposite direction.

Run to the Father!

In loving memory of Dwayne Yeager

February 6, 1956- June 22, 2020

11 Replies to “Miracles come in different forms”

  1. What a wonderful tribute to such an amazing man. He was my physician for over 20 years. He and Mrs. Beth and all the office staff always treated you like family. It was such an honor to have known him. 💜💜

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