It’s probably no surprise that I am thinking of miracles during this Christmas season. Who doesn’t think of dazzling Christmas miracles this time of the year? Christmas miracles are featured in holiday movies ad nauseum. All this have started me to think about what constitute as a miracle.
To me, a miracle is like a sliver of light piercing the thick gloom of darkness. After all, a situation have to be dark enough for us to see and acknowledge the light.
It would have to be the complete opposite of our current situation for us to consider “it” as a miracle. So we look, look, look… Day after day for something, anything to happen like it did on the movies or like it happened to the latest self help guru. But, I wonder how often we consider that our right now is our own personal miracle. Maybe, we are where we are for a reason that only God knows. Not to punish us.
Maybe, it is to shine his light through us wherever we are. Perhaps our everyday lives are a miracle in and of itself. It is not glitzy or glamorous. Sometimes it is not pretty. I am talking about some curlers, housecoat, house slippers, and shaving cream on the upper lip rough. But, it is blessed for what it is meant to accomplish.
What if a present circumstance have not succumb to our persistent prayers for change? What if a door or doors refuse to open? What now?
We thank God for giving us His ear because although we did not see what we wanted to see, we acknowledge that he hears us when we pray.
We thank him for the blessings we have. There are some, if we stop comparing ourselves to the lifestyle of the rich and famous we could see them.
Then we ask Him to help us bloom where He has planted us. There, I said it.
May we thrive!
Whether we want to believe it or not, we are meant for different things in this life.
We are not all going to be raving successes by this world standards. But, we can be successful by God’s standards. We have to know that no opportunity will be lost to us if we summit to His plan for our lives. God is all powerful. If He wants to rain miracles out of the sky for us, then it will rain. Nothing can hinder that. If He choses sacrifice for our lives, then we will have to sacrifice no matter what we try to do to the contrary.
All I am saying is that we can relax and stop trying to mop up gun wounds with a tiny Band-Aid. ( Yes, life can be that gory.) In other words, we can stop trying to do the impossible with a life that is meant for something all together different.
No matter what evils or difficulties rear their ugly heads, God has given His light in every circumstance. We must be conscience of something greater than ourselves at work in our lives. So don’t sweat it. Enjoy each day as a miracle.
Jesus urged us to give our burdens to him and to allow him to carry them. Being at rest allows us to save ourselves from crippling stress. Most of us are trying to control things that only God can control. Give yourself a break.
When darkness seems to completely cover us, God suddenly shines a sliver of light at the right time. He reaches down and grabs us, lifting us up to the next level of our journey with Him. Every thing he allows us to experience will be worth it as we experience every moment with Him. We are not alone and His grace is sufficient for all things.