A miracle explained in various words could be such as … wonder; phenomenon; marvel; sensation; dream; among others. When many think of a miracle, they feel it will be something that appears in newspaper headlines, along with the major point of evening news. We may visualize a fully loaded plane that encounters engine trouble that “miraculously” lands on a roadway or airport landing strip. At other times, we have a family member who “miraculously” recovers from an operation after doctors had given little hope of their recovery.
When I think back to my younger years and often times of foolishness of certain choices made, my mind immediately turns to miracle after miracle in my case. From days of boat racing, drag racing, motorcycle racing, even speeding above the posted limit (yes! I’ve asked the Lord for forgiveness!); to even chores like standing on steep roofs while reaching up and out to hang Christmas lights…I realize the miracles that have taken place in my life.
Often we lose sight of the fact that small miracles constantly are taking place all around, and too us. Each morning when I awake, my first thought is to thank the Lord for seeing fit that I would awake, having strength and ability to get out of bed without help from another, as well as to be able to brush my teeth, shave, comb my hair, all because of the miracle I just received of waking up to a new day.
A million or more small miracles occur every day to each of us! David the psalmist reminds us that we should always remember that these miracles—come straight from God. “So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture, will give You thanks forever; we will show forth Your praise to all generations.” Sometimes miracles follow us just waiting for the right time to appear in our lives, which reminds me of a story about a husband who followed his wife to work every day without her knowing it. His wife had a disease that was slowly taking her vision, and understanding his wife’s need to feel independent and not a burden, he decided to protect her by watching over her without her knowing it.
He devised his plan to make sure she got on and off the right subway safely. Then, he would find a seat several rows back of her to make sure no one bothered her in any way. At home, he would place kitchen and bathroom items within her reach, helping her to more readily locate whatever it was she was reaching for. He found so many ways to help her out while she had no idea of where her “miracle” was coming from.
What a great similarity this story is as to how God walks with us…each day in our lives. There are days He walks behind, while on other days He walks beside us, and on days before, protecting and guiding us without our even knowing it.
Maybe right now, you may want to stop for a moment to give thanks to the Lord that you have been given a miracle of even being able to read this ‘Moment?’ For I Chronicles 16:24 reads, “Oh, give thanks to the Lord; for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.”
Blessings, Psalm 20:7 Dale & Jeannie