Looking for a Miracle?
(Posted August 3, 2022)
“Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you will see them all around you.” -- Jon Bon Jovi
By John Harmon, Deacon
Miracles do happen as God is right by your side, revealing His love in miraculous ways. Some fill you with awe, others restore your faith and are answers to prayers.
Where Are the Miracles?
They can be everyday news stories of a lost child found alive days later, when rescued from being stuck in a storm drain pipe. Some may take more time, like the healing of a forest after a wildfire's destruction. Then there are the random acts of kindness, a waitress receiving a needed month's rent as a tip from a "pay it forward" customer. A homeless family given permanent shelter, or a school janitor using public transportation given their own vehicle as a gift from students and teachers.
These aren’t the obvious miracles of well-known saints, but those wonderful events which happen daily aren’t any less great or effective than the ones we consider major wonders.
The Hidden Reality of Miracles
God guides us so that we can open our eyes to the hidden reality, which is the true and profound actuality of our daily world. Isn’t this what apostle Paul meant when he urged us to concentrate not on what’s perceptible to the bodily senses but on the “unseen” in the depths of our world? These are the everyday action of God’s grace, maintaining the universe for eternity?
“We look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.” (2 Cor. 4, 18)
So to the naysayers, like Joseph Heller: "I don't believe in miracles because it's been a long time we've had any."
My response is: "Have you really looked?"