January 29th came and went without any major incident. Gypsies can be wrong after all.
I do believe in invisible things though. For example – gold tooth fillings.
I spoke to a Christian who swears by the miraculous appearance of gold fillings (all praise to the heavenly dentist!). This Christian said that she had seen it with her own eyes – first there was a rotten tooth, then there was a gold filling. The reason I believe her story is because the gold filling appeared at a time when gold fillings are no longer fashionable in the Christian world. They’ve gone the same way as gold dust. These days it has to be about ‘glory clouds’ or ‘miraculously appearing gemstones’.
All I want is one big diamond to drop like dew into my hand during worship – is that too much to ask!!?
Actually I have to go to the dentist tomorrow. God never heals me. I just know that I’m not going to receive a gold filling before the dentist gets to me. Bitter experience tends to stifle some kinds of faith. If only I would believe for that gold filling or that diamond from paradise I would receive my miracle? Yeah, yeah, yeah. Sadly my teeth are probably going to need treatment from a very human dentist (not all of us are kept on the books of the heavenly gold filling clinic). I should just count my blessings that I can get treatment.
But I do believe it happens – that people get miraculous gold fillings and miraculous healings. I get into trouble (with God) for saying things like ‘he never ever heals me’. But where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. Or there damn well should be! It is more of a challenge than an observation anyway.
If I really got a gold filling I’d be tempted to prise it out and put it in an envelope for spare and unwanted gold items.
No, I’m not going to get a gold filling. Call it a lack of faith if you want. But as I sometimes sing…
‘I love you more than gold or silver’.
So I’m holding out for better miracles