Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Wonderful Thing

“Every day holds the possibility of a miracle.”
~ Elizabeth David

cup of tea

I think most of us have grown up believing that miracles don’t happen anymore. At least not like the ones we learned about in Sunday School; I remember the stories about turning five loaves of bread and two fish into enough to feed thousands, and Jesus walking on water. So what defines a miracle then?

Well according to Mr. Webster, it’s “an act or happening attributed to a super-natural power; a wonderful thing”.

I like that last part. “A wonderful thing.” Yes, a miracle is a wonderful thing, and every day holds the possibility for many wonderful things to occur. Here’s the catch:  you have to be watching for them. Not all of them are extraordinary or life-changing, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t miracles.

Since today is Sunday, a sort of natural beginning to the week, I’m going to challenge you to take a few minutes each day for the next seven days to reflect on the small miracles in your life. Before you go to bed, maybe while brushing your teeth or even earlier while cooking dinner, look back at your day. What happened that was “a wonderful thing”? It could be something significant, but more likely it will be something simple, a gentle reminder that miracles still happen.

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