Miracles

Have you ever wondered why miracles don’t happen to you ? I have – I mean the old Testament type of miracles. Like when Elisha was teaching his students and an axe fell into the river Jordan. The student shared his sorrow of his loss with his teacher, Elisha. Elisha put a twig into the river and got out the lost axe for the student. Or like where the widow was given a continuous supply of oil and grain during a famine.

Do you feel those times are over ?

I have had miracles happen in my life- things unexplained and that I know only God could have done.

I feel miracles happen still and everyday. We need to see and know they are happening, with the innocence of children and with the eyes of a person seeing a new creation each day.

For example, yesterday during our staff meeting, our supervisor Cyn told us that the three of us had been recommended for promotion. I haven’t asked for a promotion. It seems she wrote letters of recommendations for us and the request has been approved from the Dean’s office and has been forwarded to the main university campus for further processing.

Another example, I reached office yesterday and realized, I didn’t have my purse with me. I had transferred my money and card purse to a smaller handbag last evening, when I went to the shops and I had forgotten to put it back in my bigger handbag in the morning. So I drove to work without my purse, no money, no cards, no identity card, no driver’s license, nothing. For all purposes I had nothing. When it came lunch time, I looked in my big handbag for some money and could find a 5 # note – only. I dug in again and my hand felt a 100 # note- who had kept it there ? I had no recollection of this. So I could get lunch.:) And the drives back and forth from work was uneventful, so there was no need for me to show my identification or driver’s license anywhere. Miracle ? Sure.

I read about miracles today on Guideposts.org and they say that one needs to not worry about outcomes and just take life as it comes. Then the miracles of our life will be visible to us. Most of us, me included try to shape our own destiny by charting a plan for our lives and then asking God to lead us on those paths. God might have different plans for us. What say, we just take a day at a time and look and see what we can find ? Allow ourselves to be surprised and maybe there you can find miracles, where perhaps earlier, you wouldn’t have found any.