Do you experience miracles? Perhaps you do, but don’t call them that. Maybe you refer to them as coincidences, dumb luck, being in the right place at the right time, or delightful instances of serendipity.
Whatever you call them, miracles occur all the time, in both big and small ways. In fact, it’s a misnomer to label them by their size or significance, because there is no order of magnitude when it comes to miracles — they are all miraculous instances of grace. And each one is a gift, a blessing, a divine occurrence.
C. S. Lewis describes them this way, “Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.”
I love his perspective! When we don’t grasp the big picture, God spells it out for us in small, noticeable ways that we can readily observe and grasp. How neat… And thank God for that, or some of us would miss the miraculous altogether!
When we pay attention to and appreciate these ever-present miracles in our lives, we experience wonder, joy, awe, peace, and the magnificence of life. As Buddha said, “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”
It doesn’t matter where you choose to look for miracles, for they are everywhere. So simply focus on what speaks to you, what grabs your heart and tugs at it, what resonates as beautiful and miraculous in your eyes. And then spend a few moments engaging with the essence of that miracle — whether it’s a flower, a tree, a mountain, or a kind gesture that you witness.
Bring your full presence into that moment; allow your mind to go blank; drink in the miracle and honor its magnificence; bask in the wonder.
And as you move on with your day, notice how still and joyful you feel inside. Notice the shift that has occurred within you, simply from acknowledging and witnessing the miracle of life.
So where are the miracles? The answer is: there is nowhere that is without them.
Have you experienced the mystery of miracles? Please share…