I absolutely believe in miracles, and although many individuals also believe in miracles, there are quite a few doubters out there. Oh, they may believe in a miracle when something huge happens like a driver racing at a high speed in the middle of a race loses control and crashes, but steps right out of the car unharmed, yet they are blinded in seeing everyday miracles and believing they can happen.
So what is the definition of a miracle according to Webster? A miracle is an event or action that apparently contradicts known scientific laws and is hence thought to be due to supernatural causes – an act of God. In addition, a miracle is considered something wonderful.
I personally have experienced so many miracles in my life I wouldn’t know where to begin in sharing them. They have come in all sizes: small, big and everything inbetween. It’s sad to me that many people doubt the appearance of miracles so miss the wonderful excitement and joy of experiencing them.
Since miracles are referred to as supernatural events, they would naturally occur when a supernatural being gifts us with one. I believe the angels deliver the miracles. Although any angel can send a miracle our way, the Virtues, one of the groups of angels, is especially adept in showering miracles upon us. Of course all miracles essentially come from God (or a Higher Power), but angels are messengers of God so delight in bringing the miracles from God.
We see lightning strike a tree under which someone is standing, but miraculously the person is unharmed – a miracle we say. A child runs out from behind a parked car and a driver unknowingly drags the child under the car until flagged down by a terrified onlooker. Miraculously, the child has only a few scratches and is basically unharmed – another miracle. One day I was driving back to Atlanta from Chattanooga during rush hour and it was raining in sheets so I couldn’t see much in front of me. I did notice cars on every side of me being rush hour in the middle of town, and we were moving slowly when suddenly I saw brake lights right in front of me and instinctively slammed on my brakes. Immediately I began hydroplaning and expected to be in a major crash since cars were on all sides of me. But unexplainably, I blinked my eyes in disbelief when I realized my car was straight and I had not hit any car – no crash. I knew without a shadow of a doubt my angels had been watching out for me and for all I know, lifted my car out of the expected crash and put me down where I was, just driving along straight in line with all other cars. There is no earthly explanation for me not hitting any cars…none! That was truly a supernatural experience – a miracle!!!
Many of you would quickly agree the things mentioned above are undoubtedly miracles because there is no logical explanation how these individuals were unharmed given the situations they found themselves in. But let’s look at some other miracles. A young woman I met was desperately wanting to have a baby, yet after about 6 miscarriages, little hope was given by the medical profession. Yet some months ago, she delivered her first healthy baby after an uneventful pregnancy. To me, that’s absolutely a miracle, but then again, isn’t any birth a miracle? How about a very young adult who has been abused and on the ‘wrong side of the track’ for some time, suddenly meets someone who takes him/her under their wing and helps them see life differently, giving that person hope. As a result he/she turns their life around and ends up being a pillar in society. To me that’s a miracle.
Perhaps you’ve been looking for that perfect house but continually meet up with all types of obstacles. No house feels right and even if it did things aren’t working out. Then one day, out of the blue, you find a really nice house and everything falls into place with ease – simply a miracle because it’s the right house for you. Maybe you’re walking down the street and suddenly drop your purse, spilling its contents all over the ground. A nice gentleman stops to help you retrieve your items, and even though embarrassed, you notice he’s a good-looking man and seemed kind. As you thank him you’re wishing you could see him again since you felt your heart flutter when shaking his hand. What you didn’t know was he picked up one of your business cards that had fallen onto the ground because he was thinking he’d like to see you again. Then he calls you and the rest is history. A coincidence? Not on your life – it’s a miracle complete with divine orchestration behind it!
Sometimes you need help finding a parking spot close to the store since you hurt yourself and walking is painful, so ask your angels for help – ask for a miracle even if it seems trivial. Or perhaps you need to find something in the store that’s perfect for what you want and really inexpensive. This happened in my life. I had allotted 2 hours to shop for a gown for one of my daughter’s wedding. It could only be certain colors, had to be long and as inexpensive as I could find (since it would only be worn once most likely) – I set my intention for this before I left home. I walked into every store that sold gowns in that mall and even tried some on, but couldn’t find anything I liked that was in the price range I had set for my budget. But just as I was leaving the last store I noticed a rack of gowns outside the sportswear department. Who would have thought long formal gowns would be here, and they were clearance at that. I found three I liked in my size and one was a perfect fit and color. Not only that, it had been marked down 80%! Coincidence? No way! I checked the time and had 10 minutes to spare from my original 2 hour shopping time allotment. I still marvel over happenings like this in my life – that I found a dress within the 2 hours and that it was the perfect color and fit, and the price was better than I expected. I totally believe in miracles!
What have you experienced in your life that has no logical explanation for how it could be? Perhaps you never thought of them as miracles…maybe you explained them as luck or coincidence. They were miracles since coincidence just doesn’t happen. And all miracles are divinely orchestrated. Perhaps it was as simple as a change of plans that felt like an inconvenience yet allowed you to meet someone new who becomes a friend or client. Or maybe you expected several clients that day and all canceled their appointment for various reasons, which gave you an unexpected day to accomplish something else that made you feel really good. Or one time you were driving on the expressway and completely missed your exit. You were fuming because it was making you backtrack, yet while backtracking, you found a wonderful store or restaurant you didn’t know existed but were glad to find.
Pay attention! Miracles abound around you every day if you simply open your eyes to them. The happenings that may seem as if they are messing things up for you often become gifts in seeing something new, most likely miracles. Ask the angels to help you see the miracles in your life clearly. It will make each day exciting as you anticipate the gifts, blessings and miracles that will abound. And don’t forget to say “Thank you” for every one you receive.
Dear friends, believe in miracles because, like GK Chesterton says, “The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.” My wish is that you experience multitudes of miracles every day of your life beginning right now!
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