To appreciate this post a little better, you should read my previous post: All I want for Christmas is…
Well, on Christmas eve, myself and a group of friends (we call ourselves “Smile Care“) went to visit a home.
This home, is where people with one disability or the other stay. In the spirit of Christmas, we went to show God’s love and share gifts with them. While all this was happening , I noticed something, they were all happy, they were so happy to see us, they kept dancing
to the music, but the one thing they couldn’t do was verbally express how they felt…
If they wanted to say “thank you for coming”, they couldn’t.
If they wanted to say “we love you too”, they couldn’t.
If they wanted to say “please change the music” they couldn’t
No matter how hard they tried, they just couldn’t.
As much as they tried, their efforts were all indistinct utterances. Believe me, it was sad.
In the midst of the euphoria there was that palpable blemish.
Most of them, suffered from Down syndrome or Congenital abnormalities which impaired their cognitive ability, physical growth and a particular set of facial characteristics.
In the midst of all this, I realized that miracles happen everyday and I tend to overlook them thinking they are my right.
How the fact I can talk, eat cake and say Thank you is a miracle.
The mere fact I’m alive is a miracle, we hear this all the time and it’s beginning to sound cliché
but let me share something with you.
I have six brothers that never made it, I could easily have been one of them…
but hey! You are reading my blog, that it self is… a miracle.
So many miracles we tend to sideline…
So today, I have not one, but several testimonies to share,
the pulpit, My blog…
the audience, You.
Envy no longer an ally,
Today, I declare to the whole world that,
God has been, is faithful.
One more consequential thing that struck me was how we do not take into cognizance the privileges we have
One thing my friends in that home wanted to do, was to express how they felt, but they just couldn’t.
but then, we can, and yet, we hold back.
So here is what I think,
You love someone, say it!… It’s a Miracle!
You Miss someone, call! … It’s a Miracle!
Like someone/something ?, state it! … It’s a Miracle!
It’s a privilege we can express how we feel… Recognize this Miracle.
Where there is great love, there are always miracles. – Willa Cather
If we are true to ourselves, you’ll realize that there’s been so much God’s been doing, so many miracles we experience each day.
#QuickQuestion: Do you ever testify ? Let God know that you are grateful.
Thank you for reading my post 🙂 Please make use of the comment box and testify of all those little, small, big Miracles… starting “Today, I testify…”
But then, this is what iThink, what do iKnow?
Photography by: @iamniyiokeowo ; Abisola Smith helped with the Medical terms.
44 thoughts on “Today, I testify – My Miracle.”
Insightful! Great advice that we all need to take! (you included).
I’ll try to keep to my own advice… not so easy. God help us all. Thank you my genius of a friend.
i pray ds never dies in u..tz a miracle i can type…yay!!!..ts also a miracle dt i av a laptop 2 comment..or a phone 2 read d blog…:)…n a miracle dt i can read d blog…*lightbulb* never off….good
Thank you Nimi 🙂 … I always enjoy ur comments.
u always speak the msg well!!
“It’s a privilege we can express how we feel… Recognize this Miracle”
thank God for miracles ….:)
I try my best, thank you Hauwa, Stop again soon.
A miracle †̥o be able †̥o post my own comment,
Another miracle ƒσя u †̥o be able †̥o read it,
Yet another miracle †̥o smile & reply my comment.
Everything we do is (by-one-way-or-the-other) a miracle & I think we should †нªηк God ƒσя that.
But I’m also †нªηкing u ƒσя letting us realize that thru this post….God Bless you once again o:)
This comment in itself, is a miracle. Thank you bro.
your head is there. more grease to your elbows.
i bless the lord that i’m alive and still doing his will
im a miracle,my whole life is a miracle basicalli
I can testify of his goodness,his kindness, protection, dont need something big or dramatic, nd most of all the fact that i can say this – JESUS LOVES U AND I LOVE U TOO.
Thank u funto for being a vessel
Weldone phunto! That u hav the brain and mind to think this, is a miracle, dat u hav d hands to write this, is anoda miracle, that u r blessing lives thru it is anoda, dat we all hav eyes to read it and comment is anoda…We all have miracles, we just complain abt wat we dnt have..wen pple wud kill 2 b whr we are nw…may God open d eyes of our hearts to c His splendour in our lives. Amen. Cheers!!
Dis is beautiful n its also a miracle cos its nt all d tym we r reminded of d benefits we enjoy…I myself am a miracle am alive I cn speak,ping,tweet,dance am bk in sch by Gods special grace n by it only has my new name become Grace Mercy!
Really great!!! Beyond insightful. I guess its a miracle that I read this. Good job Funto! SAFE
Its a miracle …i can comment …..i feel you bro…..i envy the work u do (smilecare) i would really want to be a part of it. +++merry Christmas and happy new year …..THIS NEW YEAR WE WILL BRING JOY TO US AND MANY LESS PRIVILEGED PEOPLE OUT DERE
You inspire me bro
you know i read your orevious post ‘what i want for christmas’ and you told God you wanted a miracle and the firdt thing that popped in my head was that you were an ingrate now i thank God for making you realise that every bit of our existence is a miracle……. very insightful bro keep it up!!!
I love ur blog!!!!!! Am saying it cos itz a miracle that I can express how I feel!!!!!
Wow… I’m touched 😦 .. Thanks for the advice … I get I’ll just нave to tell her today.. 🙂 😀
This is Really gud. Yu shld just leave something like this on your blog. Its inspiring. People wount bother to Check…….. Also Thank God for his Abundant Miracles. And thank God that all the best things in life are free and dat we enjoy them. Thank you JESUS
OMG! i loved your blog and testimony it is so inspirational and relative,i mean miracles are not the large or unexpected experiences,they are the simple things like talking,being alive e.t.c,im inspired!
Very,very inspirational and true i loved it!
Touching story!And really most tymz we ignore d real miracle!Funto perfect piece GOD bless u! And that I can comment is a miracle 😀
Nice one fam….keep up the good work.
Spectacular rili love dis piece
Big ups, funto!!! Thank God for miracles everywhere around us! Nd Thank God for U̶̲̥̅̊, my friend! My life is a miracle.
Today I testify to God’s faithfulness, in the mist of the storms,thru time I didn’t av hope,thru the times I cried He was there thru it all.. Today I make a decision to give of myself,to make living not just about me but about everyone around me.. Each one of us is a single piece of God. Thank you so much for this.
am glad to be where I am at this stage of my life, this is a miracle, having great people as friends, this is also a miracle..oga funto..make we do enter publishing house na..
Today, i testify that God is gonna use my friend funto for great and mighty works in his kingdom. Thank God for you :*
I am alive & Christ loves even me. #MyMiracle
I was priviledged to be a part of dat miracle on saturday..evn tho I ddnt realise it ws actuali a miracle till nw..thank God I ws der..looking forwrd 2 mor miracles in their lives, mine and all my luvd ones, n of course U!!! 🙂
This is just….beautiful!!! I mean,ur just good!…I wish
u could understand my perspective bout dz blog,buh it can’t all be expressed in words…ur really good….thank u,thank u & thank u for using ur God given ability to bless me….this is. totally awesome,inspiring&unique…*thumbs up*
i swear tears dropped down ma eyes as i read this post and saw the pictures.it made me realize that i fall into that category of people that has failed to appreciate the little things God has done ..thanks for allowing God use you to pass this awesome message .. and Thank YOU JESUS for this wonderful miracle..*thumbs up funto*
Every thing is a miracle : )
Very insightful,made me realize that I haven’t been thankful enough, well done…
FUCK!!! You’re awesome!!!
Nice,nice..well said (y)
now dis z very touching…it’s a miracle m actually alive and i’m in d ryt state of mind….
Thanks Funto for sharing. Keep on the great work and may God continually bless the Smile Care family
well written bruv! truly inspirational.
It’s a miracle that we are alive today…and it’s by his mercy,grace,compassion and LOVE that we are not consumed!!!
This definitely keeps me in check cos I tend to forget that everything I do is a miracle. That am still alive is a serious miracle. I hope and pray that from this day onwards I would be more grateful for even the littlest of thiings. All I can think write now is that there should be no room for envying others, just be grateful. You will even be suprised how the next person thinks u are so much better and is looking up to you.
Thank God for Smile Care, that outreach was definitely a miracle.
Miracles are everywhere!!!!!
Nice write up,I am so glad u shared this.
God bless you plenty!!!!!
Its a miracle m alive 2 luv a friend lyk funto….yu r an inspiration i swear….