“If you desperately long for something, it brings you a miracle.” – Prince of Qing, My Sassy Girl Korean Drama
Do miracles really exist? In a world where many lived in squalor and poverty, where almost everyone is struggling to get by day by day, will it not be like manna from heaven to hope for a miracle to happen when one needed it most?
Several times this year, I had been in very tight spots, experiencing not only physical but also emotional stress, what with ailments in the family and financial distress brought on by these to add up to the already escalating financial setbacks an ordinary rank and file employee experiences, living on a mere pittance for what suffice as a salary. It was like walking on a thin plank hanging up on a cliff, while carrying a time bomb set to blow up anytime.
Several times during these ordeals, I almost buckled down underneath the pressure building up in the pit of my stomach. So many times, I was brought to tears on my knees, praying for God to listen to my heartfelt petition for a way out of these situations.
Looking back, no matter how difficult the road we call life had been, no matter how many times I had fallen and gotten bruised, no matter how many hurdles I had to tackle on the way, I realized no hurdles had been that insurmountable, I could still get up and tend to my wounds, life still goes on the way it wanted to be.
Then while watching one of the Korean Dramas I love to follow, I came upon this beautiful line and it dawned on me, “wow! That is quite true!” I was desperately longing for solutions to the problems besetting me, then when it comes to a point where all hope seemed lost, a solution suddenly comes along, my prayer gets answered.
Cynics would say, they are mere coincidence. Science might even explain it’s just a normal phenomenon. But for people like me, desperate to hold on to that short thread of hope thrown my way, I believe miracles do exist.