Christmas “Miracle”?

First off, let me just say that I am very happy that Hannah has survived her cancer and am glad that she will be home for Christmas. However, it was not how HeraldSun reported

“…a true Christmas miracle.”

it was exactly how they reported it further down the article

Hannah, 7, was saved by pioneering surgery, drug therapy and health care from a team of 50 medicos at Royal Children’s Hospital.

Why does the paper have to resort to describing this as a ‘miracle’? Why can’t they just report it as a good news story showing the grit and determination of the young girl and the exceptional medical treatment by a well trained and dedicated team of health professionals?

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4 responses to “Christmas “Miracle”?

  1. Because Miracle sells more papers and makes people feel good. Though why we couldn’t come from the angle of” All those hard earned tax dollars save lives” I don’t know.

  2. the chaplain

    You asked:
    “Why does the paper have to resort to describing this as a ‘miracle’? Why can’t they just report it as a good news story showing the grit and determination of the young girl and the exceptional medical treatment by a well trained and dedicated team of health professionals?”

    I guess, for some readers, the idea of a “miracle” gives off warm, fuzzy feelings, perhaps even light-headedness.

    (snark on)
    If you re-word your alternative, you can give off warm fuzzies too! The “grit and determation” phrase is good. The “exceptional medical treatment” and “well trained” bits are not emotional enough, although “dedicated” is nice. Oh, and “health professionals” just doesn’t have the same inspiring ring as “god did it.”
    (snark off)

    I’ll stop now, before all the saccharine of this comment induces you to vomit.

  3. wes

    It’s not important that you, myself, or anyone else believe that this was a miracle. Or whether miracles or even real. The important thing is that we not reject the greatest “Christmas miracle”, or event if you prefer, that ever occured. Jesus Christ came and died and was resurrected for his people. That includes you and I, if we believe. Jesus said, “If I be lifted up I will draw all men unto me”. Well, he was lifted up on a cross and he is drawing men unto himself right now. All we have to do is believe.

    Sincerely,

    Wes McGee

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