Our Miracle World

19 May

Our Miracle World…

It was late into the night and especially dark. The moon was nowhere to be seen. Grandfather and I were sitting in an open expanse not far from the school house while everyone else was asleep.

Imagine, he said, if we lived in a world where everything was night, a world where we could never see the blue of the sky, the yellow of the sun, the green of the grass and trees. Imagine we could barely see each other. Now imagine that something takes place in this world that has never happened before, a sunrise. What would that be like?

It would be indescribable, I said, a miracle.

Yes, said Grandfather, for the first time in our lives, the black sky begins to transform, subtly changing it’s color, the first hints of dawn. Then comes the first orange yellow rays of daybreak and then the circle of blazing light rising up from the horizon as if floating on nothing, and our entire world is transformed. For the first time we see everything in vivid color and clarity. It would be a miracle, a miracle as dramatic and amazing to our world as the parting of the Red Sea.

Grandfather paused, turned to me, and said, but the miracle has happened. The miracle happens every day. Should we not then be living in the miraculous all the time? And why don’t we? It would be as if the Red Sea parted at about six in the morning every day. We would no longer be amazed by it.

Yet was there ever a vision given to any prophet as vivid, as full of detail and brilliance as the vision we experience every day of this world? But when the miracle happens every day, we no longer see it. We become blind to it and blind to the fact that there is nothing supernatural as existence itself and that existence from nothing, and that natural world is the witness of the supernatural.

The sun, I said, is beginning to rise.

Behold the miracle, Grandfather said. This life, this universe, everything you see and touch, everything you hear and have known, it’s all a miracle, a vision come to life. Open Your eyes and see the world as if for the first time, as if your first sunrise and your first Red Sea, as the miracle it is. Live in the miraculous. For you are already living in a miracle world!

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.

Psalm 19: 1-6

Live your life as miraculous everyday for you live in a miracle world and miracles happen everyday.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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