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The Keys to a Miracle

February 25, 2010

I imagine there must be a rational explanation for this story by Cheryl Pietromonaco of Bellevue, Washington . . . but I can’t imagine what that would be. I love stories like this that defy the imagination. It was printed in the March 2010 issue of Guideposts.


One thing troubled me about my husband: He didn’t believe in God.

“Believe what you like,” he said, “but there isn’t someone up there making miracles happen.” I prayed hard for him to come around. That would definitely take a miracle.

One winter we took a vacation in the Montana mountains. His brother owned a cabin there and lent us his Jeep—“You’ll need the four-wheel drive,” he said. He handed us a large key ring, indicating the key for the Jeep and the one for the cabin.

We arrived late in the afternoon. I was awed by the isolation, the delicate, powdery snow frosting everything in sight and the utter silence. We dropped our bags, took off our coats and my husband tossed the keys onto the kitchen table. They landed with a metallic clank.

I needed a drink, but there was no running water. “Let’s grab a bucket; we’ll get some water from the creek,” my husband said. We left the door (more…)