The gospel accounts are chock full of the miracles of Jesus. Luke 7 is no exception. In this chapter, Jesus heals the centurion’s servant from a distance and then commends the Roman for his faith. The next account underscores Jesus’ compassion in his miracle workings when he touches the bier and returns a dead son to his grieving mother. In verse 22 Jesus gives the disciples of John the Baptist a list of the variety of miracles he had done –“the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised and the poor have good news brought to them.”
Reading all of this made me consider miracles in my own world. My dictionary app has two definitions for miracle. The first is “an extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.” The second is “a wonder, a marvel.”
I decided to take a few days and intentionally look for everyday miracles, the everyday wonders and marvels in my life. It was a great exercise in slowing down and opening the door of my heart to God and what he is doing in me and around me.
I was on the lookout and here are a few:
- That first morning mug full of hot coffee and sitting in silence with God as I considered the wonder of his mercies fresh every morning.
- Marveling at God’s artistic creation in some beautiful sunrises during early morning swims.
- Could there be anything more wondrous than grandbabies! Fresh little lives made in his image.
- I am marveling at my daffodils that return year after year in greater abundance.
I have a little saying on one of my kitchen cabinets that says “ordinary days have their own glory.” Looking for the wonder and marvel in each ordinary day helps me to see the extraordinary work of God all around me.