Miracles. Do you believe they happen?
I’ve seen many miracles in my own life.
How about yours?
Think back over your life.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind you can’t explain?
“Miracles are like pimples, because once you start looking for them you find more than you ever dreamed you’d see.”
The above quote should bring a chuckle, but there’s also profound truth in the words. Miraculous things happen to us each and every day; if we don’t stop to look, they’ll pass on by. Let’s look at a few.
“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.”
― C.S. Lewis
My husband suffered three strokes in November of 2013, and was airlifted to Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Once inside the emergency room, he waited for hours on a small gurney, before finally being transferred to a bed in the Neurology ward across the street. One nurse per two patients. This was very serious.
Once he was settled, I’d sprint through hospital hallways for what seemed like hours. Suddenly, while walking, an unfamiliar Bible verse popped into my mind.
Psalm 61:2 “Take me to the rock that is higher than I.”
I prayed this verse, walked to exhaustion, then located the tiny chapel to pray inside.
Little did I know at the time, but Ron was hovering between life and death. He’d already had a near-death experience (NDE), which I’ll share in an upcoming book.
Consequently, he survived a massive stroke on the right side of his brain, and two smaller ones on the left, but he can walk, talk, and drive. Due to the blood clot on the left side his brain, he was left with aphasia, which causes communication problems. But he is alive.
“Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.”
― Roy Bennett
Then, another crisis appeared a mere seven months later when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Reading a newspaper ad at just the right time helped to save my life. You can read about that here.
My surgery was scheduled almost a year to the day of Ron’s stroke, and before we drove away from the house in the wee morning hours, the sky was blue black and stars were clustered across the sky. Leaning against the car, I breathed deeply of the crisp, cool air, filling my lungs. In and out. In and out.
At just the right moment, I glanced up in awe to see three shooting stars flame across the sky.
A supernatural peace came upon me that I could not explain. Instantly, I knew I would be okay. I would live.
There was no fear. No trepidation. No trembling.
How can that be?
Miracle of Life
“I realized it for the first time in my life: there is nothing but mystery in the world, how it hides behind the fabric of our poor, browbeat days, shining brightly, and we don’t even know it.”
― Sue Monk Kidd,
Still not convinced life is full of miracles?
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Do you see? Hear? Touch? Taste? Smell? More Miracles.
Think these are just ordinary?
Ordinary Miracles We Might Miss
“Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles.”
To summarize, miracles are all around us. Here are but a few we might miss:
- The cry of a newborn baby
- A rainbow after a shower
- A flower sprouting between two stones
- A beautiful yellow, black and gold butterfly emerging from a gray fuzzy cocoon.
- Food emerging from a tiny seed pod
- Perfectly oval or round egg straight from a chicken’s body
- A tiny, helpless babe growing into a fully functioning adult
- Northern lights
- A waterfall
- Baby turtle hatchlings immediately heading toward the sea
- A magnificent pearl, starting out as a piece of grit
- A unique snowflake
- Distinct fingerprints
- A giant ocean wave
- Sea life
- Our plant Earth being the perfect distance from the sun
- The moonlight
- Billions of stars and galaxies
- Our body inside and out, intricately woven together in our mother’s womb
- A complex world in the air, below the ground, and in the sea. We are not alone.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”