Someone once said that faith precedes the miracle, such that in order to get a miracle, we must believe and earnestly apply our faith.  While I think it’s true that miracles don’t happen without exercising faith, sometimes even very strong faith does not produce a miracle. A child’s life is saved, and his parents thank God for a miracle.  Another child dies, and her parents wonder, “Wasn’t our faith strong enough?”  We don’t always get our miracle, and somehow it doesn’t seem fair. Sometimes there are just no good answers to life’s vexing questions. In those cases, we have faith that life is eternal; we hope for better things to come.  And we remain grateful for the tender mercies of others who mourn with us when we mourn, and comfort us when we stand in need of comfort. Choose faith.