Modern Miracles

Miracles Happening Now

Do miracles still occur, or are they just a relic of the past? Recent news stories describe what some people believe are miracles happening in today’s world. Although they may not fit the description of an old-fashioned, Biblical miracle, these events seem to have little logical explanation for their happy outcomes. 

Here are a few modern-day examples of what could be considered miracles.

genetic code
Public Domain

Dr. Francis Collins led a team of government scientists who mapped all 3.1 billion parts of human DNA, giving the world its first chance in 2000 to study the entire instruction code for human beings. Dr. Collins said that discovering the divine code of life may help scientists discover new treatments and cures for many diseases, to heal people. Was this a miraculous discovery? More »

Miracle on the Hudson
First Officer Jeffrey Skiles and Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (right) pose for a group photo with the passengers of US Airways flight 1549 during a reunion to mark the one year anniversary of the "Miracle on the Hudson.". Chris McGrath / Getty Images News

On Jan.15, 2009, a formation of birds flew into the engine of an airplane that had recently taken off from New York's LaGuardia Airport.Both of the jet's engines shut down in mid-air. Yet pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger was able to guide the plane safely to a landing in the Hudson River. All 150 passengers and five crew members survived, and people on ferry boats rescued them from the water. This famous event has come to be known as the "Miracle on the Hudson." Was it miraculous? More »

Chile Miners
Government of Chile

Against overwhelming odds, all 33 workers at a mine in Chile that had collapsed in 2010 were finally rescued after spending 69 days underground. Some of the miners said they had prayed urgently to survive the ordeal, and many people worldwide watching television coverage of the rescue operation also prayed for their survival. Did God help the rescue team safely get each man out of the mine? More »

Jaycee Dugard
Public Domain

Jaycee Dugard, who was abducted as an 11-year-old while on her way to school in South Lake Tahoe, California, reunited with her family 18 years later -- long after they thought she’d died. Investigators found Jaycee living as a prisoner in the backyard of the man who police say kidnapped her and had two children with her before Jaycee finally found freedom as a 29-year-old woman. Jaycee’s family members describe her return as a miracle.  More »

Faith Invites Miracles to Happen

As long as people still have faith in God, miracles are still possible, since it's faith that ushers miracles into the world.
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