Ordinary Miracles




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I hear the hurting ones calling out for proof of God.
The sceptics demand that what is not perceived cannot be.
Those in denial cite worldly evils as evidence of God's absence.
Some would rather have Him not exist than be so cruel.
Those are the only two options after all...
Right?
To all doubters
All who are on the fence
All who think God is anything other than Love Incarnate
I say this:

Do you believe in the wind?
Of course you do. The weatherman confirms its existence daily.
Can you see the wind?
Can you hold it?
Can it talk to you face to face?
No?
But you believe.
Why?
How do you know for a fact that it exists?
Because of the effect that it has on whatever it touches.
Are we still together?

Trees sway
Hair is swept about
Clothes blown around
Windmills can spin a thousand revolutions an hour.
Our skin feels it
We shield our eyes from it
There is no doubt among all who are sane that the wind exists.
It's invisible but we believe.

Now. God.
The Almighty God is much more than wind.
On the contrary, He is the Creator of the wind, and everything, and everyone else.
Yet it's so much easier for us to believe in wind.

My analogy falls infinitely short of God's glory, but if a glimmer understanding is grasped by even one of the hurting, perhaps it is the beginning of the desire to know so much more about Him.

Let's say, one aspect of God's nature is like the wind (only one of so many aspects).
Thus we cannot see Him or talk to Him face to face, but we can perceive the effect He has.
What effects do I speak of?
Miracles of course.
You have no doubt heard of them
The parting of the Red Sea
Walking on water
Sight restored to the blind
Things that cannot be explained by nature/logic/reason.
But these things don’t happen every day, and one can spend a whole lifetime without experiencing anything of this blatant miracle-tude up close.
So is God only around when miracles happen?
Does He then leave for a time, miracle-ing again at another random time and location?
Does the absence of miracles mean the absence of God?
Yes.
But let's look at the definition of miracles again.
Is it possible that they happen more often than we think?

I speak of "ordinary miracles".
Your every breath...
Every beat of your heart...
The sun rising...
The sun setting...
The grass growing...
The existence of every creature in all of creation...
Too ordinary to be miraculous, you think?
I think not.
Our dullness to these daily miracles is our burden...
But that does not change the nature of God.
God is the Creator of everything good and pleasurable that exists.
And get this:
Even the things we enjoy when sinning against Him were created by God
Even our ability to feel any kind of pleasure is God-given.
The number of miracles in existence are too many to write.
The fact that I can write this at all is another miracle.

The Miracle is Existence.

How can one doubt or hate a God who,
Right now,
Is responsible for the miracle of your very next heartbeat?
Your existence is evidence.
The tongue you use to doubt is evidence.
The fact that you have the intelligence to even conceptualise your doubt are all gifts from God.
It is ridiculous to doubt His existence.
As ridiculous as doubting the existence of wind...
Or doubting your own existence.


We should cling to Him with every ounce of strength we've got...
To do otherwise is insanity.

Is it perhaps possible that the evidence we seek is shielded from us by our own limitations?

Endless answers can be found in His Word,
Beginning with the Ultimate Answer to Everything:


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Comments

  1. Great post! Thanks for your words. I love your blog. Can't wait to see what you write. Mike

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  2. Thank you Mike! I'm praying that God uses my writing to touch others. :-)

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