It’s been said that we no longer live in the age of miracles, but I think this type of thought might come from those who are in the “glass-half-empty” crowd. To the contrary, I believe small miracles occur daily, and we need only to look for them.
First, I must clarify what I mean by miracles, because I’m not talking about the image of the Virgin Mary burned into a grilled cheese sandwich (which sold for thousands of dollars on Ebay) or the image of Christ in a chocolate bar. These might be considered mere superstitions, for who on earth really knows what Christ looks like?
Biblical miracles occurred when God’s actions apparently defied our laws of physics, such as when Jesus walked on water (Matthew 14:25) and the Moses parted the Red Sea (Exodus 14). In such cases, God often intervenes on the part of His children. This brings me back to those small miracles of today.
Doesn’t He continue to provide such divine intervention in our daily lives? These are typically hard to spot (and quick to write off as man-made) because they often prevent or rescue us from pain or suffering—the safe travel during a busy rush hour (or through an intersection dubbed by locals as “suicide corner”), the antibiotics that heal a sick child, the financial blessing that puts food on the table… Sometimes seeing the miracle requires that we recognize how God’s intervention did indeed defy our own earthly reasoning of what should have happened.
I know the ultimate miracle will occur when your Son returns to set up His kingdom on earth, Father. But in the meantime, help me to recognize your intervention in my daily life, so I might give you all glory, honor, and praise.