Do miracles still happen today? What is the definition of a miracle? I looked it up and here is a definition according to the Oxford dictionary:
“A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.”
Often It seems that miracles are written off and explained away by science or medicine or just happenstance. Or maybe we are not paying attention and we are missing out on noticing them at all. How aware are you? Do you pause at the end of the day or at the end of a week to take note of what took place during your days? Are you in a rhythm of asking the question of those in your family or close circle of friends, “Where did you see God at work today?” When you know that you are going to need to answer that question, guess what happens? You start to notice and become more aware. You start to see the miracles that are happening!
This morning I noticed the bright yellow and purple crocus flowers blooming in the church garden – MIRACLE!
The birth of a healthy baby – MIRACLE!
A near miss of a car accident – MIRACLE!
When someone is in remission from cancer – MIRACLE!
Someone in a head on collision suffering only broken legs and a broken arm – MIRACLE!
Working your way through a difficult conflict and getting to a place of resolution – MIRACLE!
Finding a new job – MIRACLE!
Getting along in a family with so many different personalities – MIRACLE!
A caterpillar becoming a butterfly – MIRACLE!
That God would send his only son to die on a cross to pay for our sin and rise again to make a way for us to live with Him forever and be welcomed into a relationship with him – MIRACLE!
One of the blessings of being aware of the miracles that happen all around us all the time, whether we think they are small or huge, is that we can’t help but be filled with gratitude. And gratitude leads to praising God for who He is and all he has done for us. It keeps our gaze on Him and off of ourselves. It gives us an eternal perspective and reminds us of what really matters. Perhaps you can remind the people around you of the miracles that are happening and help each other to be on the lookout for them – call them out and give praise to God!