Themes

Miracles are only miracles if they are witnessed - The first and most important theme is: miracles are only miracles if they are witnessed. Reuben learns this first from the story of his birth when Dr. Nikes witnessed Jeremiah bring Reuben back to life after not breathing for twelve minutes. Later, Reuben himself comes to believe that’s why God allowed him to live - to witness his father’s miracles and reveal them to the world to create faith and love in His world.

Decisions always have consequences - The first and most important theme is: miracles are only miracles if they are witnessed. Reuben learns this first from the story of his birth when Dr. Nikes witnessed Jeremiah bring Reuben back to life after not breathing for twelve minutes. Later, Reuben himself comes to believe that’s why God allowed him to live - to witness his father’s miracles and reveal them to the world to create faith and love in His world.

God is ever-present - A third theme is that God is always with us. Whenever anyone is in trouble or is even expressing joy and happiness, the reader knows that God led them there and helps them cope and survive. For example, He allows the family to drive for hours with no gasoline and just when the car finally begins to sputter and die, they come to Roxanna Cawley who will become a loving and needed part of their family.

Mood

The mood is at times troubling and even quite sad, but for the most part is continuously hopeful and uplifting. This is the result of Reuben witnessing for us the power of miracles and faith.

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