"The deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray:

'Thy Will Be Done'."

~Elisabeth Elliot

Monday, July 26, 2010

miracles

i've heard the argument before that childbirth is not a miracle
because it happens all the time.
a miracle is supposedly something mysterious...something like a pilot and co-pilot simultaneously having a heart attack but a passenger on the plane had just completed his pilot licensure and was able to land the plane.
something like that would be out of the ordinary, for sure...
but, i'm not sure it's any more significant than that of giving birth.
would it only be a miracle if it was someone who couldn't have a child that gave birth?
would it even be a miracle then?!
i refuse to be less amazed with a baby's first cry or the grip of it's hand...
God gives us life
and that means that life has been divinely and supernaturally given...
how is that NOT a miracle?!?!
a miracle should not be diminished by it's frequent occurence....
people are spontaneously healed from diseases every day...but we still call it a miracle!
so, life is given every day...let's call it what it is.
i fear that if we stop looking at life as what it really is,
it will be reduced to what it really isn't.
in the same way, i refuse to believe that miracles can't happen to me!
i took a look at all the miracles that Jesus did....apart from His own virgin birth and resurrection, He healed the blind, the lepers, the crippled, the deaf...raised people from the dead, turned water into wine, fed 5,000 people with enough food for one, calmed the sea, healed a severed ear, cast out demons, walked on water...
and saved my soul!!
how can i not trust Him to calm my storms, to provide for me when there's little, to heal my body?!? how could i praise Him for it and still believe it's commonplace?
help me not to become ignorant to God's
divine intervention in my life!
so, i'm gonna keep praying for my miracle because...
i believe in miracles because i believe in God.
"keep looking up...afterall, that's where miracles come from"

1 comment:

Anna Kristine* said...

amen and AMEN! PRAISE GOD! ALL GLORY TO HIM! :)