If you want to see a minister or priest or receive the last rites of your church, request it. Your doctor needs to know you as a person, not just you as a body that needs healing.
Yes, I believe in miracles. If you believe in God, then you believe in miracles. If you believe that God created the universe, then you see the miracle of creation. (It doesn’t matter whether God made our Earth in an instant or in six biblical days or in 6 million evolutionary years.) However, some people dismiss every supernatural healing as natural, and others see everyday events as miracles. The truth lies somewhere between these two extremes.
I believe that God wants each of us to be his friends. This is the whole purpose of Divine Revelation. He wants what is really best for us. We become his friends by recognizing him as the source of our being, by praying, and doing what he commands. Jesus said, “. . . love one another as I have loved you.” “You are my friends if you do what I command you.” (John 15:12 & 14, The New American Bible) God wants the best for us, and sometimes he even suspends the laws of nature for our benefit.
Sometimes healings are beyond a scientific explanation.
THE REV. GENE FRILOT
Incarnation Catholic Church
Medical professionals may be opposite the general public in their opinion of divine intervention, but that’s understandable. Doctors treat myriad physical ailments that most observably follow textbook patterns and obey the laws of nature. Christians will pray for God’s intervention anyway, with hopeful expectation of recovery.
I’m reminded of the three Israelites who stood up to Nebuchadnezzar’s threat of execution, saying “[God] will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not . . . ” (Daniel 3:17-18 New International Version).