God, are You there?
“I suspect that most people who acknowledge the existence of God, even in this twenty-first century, have wished for a miracle of their own,” writes Healy. “A rescue. An escape. A healing. Because if this world is governed by a power greater than ourselves, then it stands to reason: God could intervene if he wanted to.”
Healy is an award-winning fiction editor who owns a consulting firm where she has worked with a wide variety of novelists, including Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker. She edited twelve of what she describes as “his heart-pounding stories” before their collaboration on Kiss, the first novel to seat her on “the other side of the desk” as an author. She has gone on to write The Baker's Wife, The Promises She Keeps and Never Let You Go.
“Miracles are good, right?” she writes. “And most of the time, we don’t even want them for ourselves, but for loved ones. So why does God so rarely grant the miracles we seek? Trying to answer this question can be a little bit like pounding on the doors of heaven and getting splinters in your fist.”