Well, I know this isn't going to be the BIGGEST fish you ever saw somebody catch, but I have to post a picture of one of the biggest fish I ever caught in order to tell my "little miracle" story. So here is a picture of the barracuda I caught in Ft. Lauderdale one time, oh, maybe 8 years ago or so:
So about a year before this my husband and I were snorkling in Key Largo (I think, or one of the Keys). It was really an amazing spot that they took us to, and we saw such beautiful and colorful underwater plants and fish. One of the "coolest" (I thought) things we saw that was swimming around with us was a barracuda! My husband and I both kept pointing at it as it swam around and about us. He asked when we got back on the boat if I had seen the barracuda and I had said yes, but I don't recall a conversation about feeling unsafe or anything. You'll have to excuse my ignorance...I did not grow up near or around an ocean. How would I have known? Of course I had heard of barracudas...seen pictures of them...probably at one time had heard they could be dangerous...but anyone who knows me knows that facts usually go in one ear and out the other...I'm not the person you want on your "Trivial Persuit" team.
So my "little miracle" story today is that although I was ignorant about how dangerous a barracuda could be, my husband and I survived our snorkling adventure that year unscathed. He is usually pretty good in a stressful situation like that and so didn't do anything crazy to provoke the fish. However, had I known at the time that it likes to eat humans, I may have done something somewhat perhaps idiotic causing it to attack.
Guess the miracle here being that God gives you the information you need at the time you need it...and not before.
Incidently, there was another little "coincidence" that occurred during the fishing expedition that I started this post with. When we went to charter the boat and mentioned that we were from Ohio, one of the owners of the charter company asked us about where in Ohio. We both explained where each of us was from and after a short discussion I found out that this guy had graduated from the same high school as I had, only a few years before. We did not know each other (strangely, since it is a private high school with about 30 to 35 people per class), but he remembered my older sister. Anyway...there was no other significance to that except the coincidence...but I still think it's cool the way the earth is so big...and yet...so small. I do think God has a hand in directing our paths so that we can have those little experiences just to help make us aware of our "connectedness" to one another.
Have you ever been in a completely different State, Country, or Continent and run into someone you knew - or sometimes just as good - someone who lives near you but you had never met until you struck up a conversation with them while at this vacation spot? Seems like it happens a lot...just wondering what other peoples' experiences have been.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and God Bless all those who read here! :-)