Father, the Great Spirit holds all the world in His
But my friend sat before me, and he made the point-blank
declaration that God had done for him what he could not do for himself.
His human will had failed. Doctors had pronounced him incurable. Society
was about to lock him up. Like myself, he had admitted complete defeat.
Then he had, in effect, been raised up from the dead, suddenly taken from
the scrap heap to a level of life better than the best he had ever
Had this power originated in him? Obviously, it had not. There had
been no more power in him than there was in me at that moment; and this
was none at all.
That floored me. It began to look as though religious people were
right after all. Here was something at work in a human heart which had
done the impossible. My ideas about miracles were drastically revised
right then. Never mind the musty past; here sat a miracle directly across
the kitchen table. He shouted great tidings.
Big Book pg. 11
Grandfather help us walk in respect. Everything comes from you.