Blurry video and even blurrier screen caps don’t help me see what Audreanna Phelps thought she saw in her leg that compelled her to contact the media: God’s name.
Not sure what to think, Phelps asked for her cousin’s opinion, then sent a picture to her parents and, according to kwch.com, everyone agreed it looks like the word God.
“It was more of an exciting feeling, very excited,” Phelps said. “My family says in all their years of living, they’ve never seen that.”
Her first thought was that God was telling her that her prayers have been heard and everything was going to be okay.
“I feel like it’s a unique mark,” Phelps told MyBoston.com. “I feel like it has meaning. I don’t know what God has planned, but I feel like he’s going to use me.”
If God has the ability to sign his work, as it were, why does the message still have to be so short as to be incomprehensible to all but her and her enabling family? Phelps can only theorize about what kind of message it was she received. It’s not much different than throwing an apple peel behind you to see if it’ll spell your future husband’s name. (“Millions of girls had tried it and had inevitably been disappointed, unless the loved one was called Scscs.” — Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters)
People see what they want to see but perhaps Phelps should also consider seeing a doctor. Maybe her veins shouldn’t be looking like that…