Saturday, May 28, 2011
I've recently developed a new definition of the word "miracle." To me a miracle is now anything that requires the hand of God to bring to pass. In that light, every day is filled chock-full of miracles. The sun comes up, the sun goes down. A miracle. I breathe in, I breathe out. Again, miraculous.
I've also come up with a name for these kind of divine manifestations: lower-case miracles. They might not be biblical or "raise the dead" amazing, but they are amazing nonetheless.
Such not-so-little things as "finding" the resources to live on from month to month in a still punch-drunk economy. Or the miracle of children both old and young being given opportunities to learn Chinese at a special school, to attend writer's retreats, and countless other tender mercies. Some are still in development, so stay tuned...
As I've tried to pay more attention to the experiences that come to me and to my family, it has become clear that God is intimately involved in the very small and "ordinary" moments of our lives. Amazingly so. I sorrow for those that question the love of the Lord for them or even that doubt He lives. I've so many evidences that affirm otherwise.
These many "lower-case" miracles are all kind expressions of a loving and all-knowing Father in Heaven. I'm trying hard to pay more attention to them.
Posted by Scott Livingston at 6:40 PM