Miracle on the Rio Grande
- Jesus and the Miracle on the Rio Grande
at Piedras Grandes
La Voz de Aztlan
Los Angeles, Alta California, September 30, 2004 -
(ACN) Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe in an
omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent supernatural
being that created the universe and that often
intervenes in our lives? Does God communicate with us
in ways that only the faithful can understand? For
the nonbelievers, a miracle could be staring at them
right in the face , and yet they will still doubt.
A miracle is defined as a marvelous event manifesting
a supernatural act of God and all religious traditions
believe in them. The Jews for example believe that a
bearded old man parted the Red Sea when the Hebrews
were being chased by Egyptian chariots and Islam
believes that Mohammed the Prophet rose from the Rock
of Morriah towards Heaven in a beautiful white horse.
We Christians believe that Jesus resurrected Lazarus
from the dead and that he himself rose to the Father
three days after being crucified by the Pharisees.
Jesus has not gone away and disappeared from our lives.
He still manifests himself to us in various ways. If
you doubt and want reassurances of this just ask the
humble people of Piedras Negras. Piedras Negras is a
border town just across Eagle Pass, Texas. The two
border towns are separated by the Rio Grande or "El
Rio Bravo" as it is known on the Mexican side. The
waters of the Rio Grande have, in the past 4 weeks,
witnessed certain events that should sent shivers down
the spines of all believers.
Unbeknown to La Voz de Aztlan and after reporting on
the cowardly drownings in the Rio Grande at Eagle Pass
of 4 undocumented Mexican immigrants by agents of the
US Border Patrol, in two separate incidents, we came
across a report that brought tears to our eyes.
We first reported that on September 23, two agents of
the US Border Patrol drove up to the Texas bank of the
Rio Grande and started throwing rocks at three Mexican
immigrant women that were struggling to reach the US
shore. The three women, too exhausted to swim back to
the Mexican side, drowned in the deep and fast flowing
currents of the Rio Grande.
Today we reported that this was not the first time
that the US Border Patrol in Eagle Pass had caused the
drowning of an undocumented Mexican immigrant
attempting to swim the Rio Grande. On September 18,
another immigrant drowned in the same area while two
agents of the US Border Patrol were brutally beating
his brother-in law. According to the survivor, the
two agents just watched while his brother-in-law was
gasping for his last breaths.
A few hours ago, I read a report that superficially
seems unconnected but that on closer examination makes
most humans, and especially Christians, believe that,
"there are more things under heaven and earth than are
dreamt in our philosophies".
[IMAGE] Exactly one month ago, and prior to the
drownings of the Mexican immigrants by two demonic US
Border Patrol agents, a mysterious life-size,
life-like, and perfectly preserved statue of Jesus
Christ was found in a sandbar in the middle of the Rio
Grande and in the area where the four humble Mexican
immigrants drowned later. The statue of Jesus was
found by the US Border Patrol itself. While
patrolling from the air, they noticed what appeared to
be a human body in the river. The agents accustomed to
seeing countless bodies of Mexican immigrants in the
river thought nothing and radioed to ground units to
investigate. The border patrol agents on the ground
were surprised to discover the striking figure of
Jesus minus his cross.
The US Border Patrol, not knowing what to do with
Jesus, took the statue to the Eagle Pass Police
Department. The police, after an extensive
investigation, still do not know where the statue
came from. No one has reported it stolen and no one
has claimed it.
Because no one has claimed it and because of its
mysterious discovery in the river where so many
undocumented Mexican immigrants have died, Christians
in Piedras Negras have now embraced the statue as a
religious message from God. Veronica de la Pena of
Eagle Pass said, "He's telling us he's alive and he
is here with us. He's trying to tell us that there is
hope." Eagle Pass Police Chief Juan A. Castaneda, a
very religious person, said that he is embracing it
as "The Christ of the Undocumented." "Faith has led
me to believe that this is a sign," Chief Castaneda
[IMAGE] "There's a reason for it to be here," Eagle
Pass Police Officer Henry Cardona said of the statue.
"People come here to the police department and pray",
he added. Approximately 400 pilgrims a week are now
coming to the police department to see the mysterious
statue and the numbers are growing daily. Police
Lieutenant Daniel Morales said "We have never
experienced anything like this before, and interest is
growing by the day." The event has made news all the
way to New Zealand.
The local Catholic Church called the figure's arrival
"miraculous" and said they wanted to place it in a
specially dedicated chapel in the city. "Jesus Christ
manifests himself in many places, but he showed
himself here in the way of an undocumented immigrant,"
said Marta Ramirez, a spokeswoman for the city's Our
Lady of Refuge Church.
[IMAGE] The arrival to Eagle Pass of Jesus as an
undocumented immigrant, however, was one month before
the three women were drowned by the US Border Patrol
in the Rio Grande. What possible meaning can this have?
Was Jesus showing us an omen of a future occurrence?
No one yet has connected the events. I believe that
the connection will soon be made manifest.
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Related La Voz de Aztlan Articles:
US Border Patrol drowns three Mexican women
immigrants in the Rio Grande
Two US Border Patrol Serial Killers on the Loose
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