I am so excited to see the response to the post I wrote yesterday about the miracle that I experienced nearly five years ago. Between Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, blog comments, emails that you sent me, about 100 people responded. A few of you had questions that I would like to answer:
1. Why did I just now talk about this?
While this is the first time I talked about this story on my blog, for the first two years after this happened I told my testimony to nearly every person that would listen. I also told my testimony at nearly every church that invited me to speak. However, because my blog has a national and international audience, I wrestled with talking about it on here because miracles and acts of healing are really shrouded in a bunch of fraud and phoniness around the world.
Late two nights ago, I just felt like I was doing a disservice to God, to myself, and to others that may need to heart this story by hiding behind the bad name that others have given the very real work of God.
2. Why did I feel the need to say that I’m not a "loon"?
I was joking a little bit, because I actually am a little crazy in the head (most church planters are), but I think that most people think ANYBODY that claims to have experienced a miracle is either a fraud, wants your money, has another angle, is unintelligent, or some other miscellaneous negative trait. This doesn’t come out of nowhere. I don’t care if you think I’m crazy, but I just want you to know that this miracle has nothing to do with me being a little crazy!