God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world ... After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard, God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will. -Hebrews 1:1-2 and 2:3-4
When speaking of a "miracle," we are commonly referring to a supernatural event not explicable by natural or scientific law, such as a miraculous remission of a serious and life-threatening illness that mystifies physicians. Both the Old and New Testaments are full of narratives relating the miraculous wonders of our Almighty God. But what about the everyday occurrences worth rejoicing?
A good friend of mine sent me an email days before Christmas, wishing me a day of ordinary miracles. At first reading, that seemed to me an oxymoron, but further into the message, I found myself thinking just the opposite! Would a warm bed, something most take for granted, not be considered an "ordinary miracle" to a homeless person?
As you journey through this day, take note of the many ordinary miracles that come your way. Perhaps a fresh pot of coffee that you didn't have to make yourself, an unexpected phone call from an old friend, or the fastest line at the grocery store are indeed ordinary miracles!
I wish for you a day of happiness and bite-size pieces of perfection that leave you feeling that the Lord is smiling on you, holding you gently and guiding your steps. I wish for you a day of peace, happiness, and joy.
Prayer for Today
Lord, we pause to give thanks for the many blessings we encounter this day. Help us to rejoice in the ordinary miracles occurring all around us! Amen.