I hear people say something is magical when they see it. I’ve said it myself a few times in my life. And yes, some things are magical. Why else is Disneyland called the “magic” kingdom. Magic is the art of producing illusions. Things that aren’t really there, but appear to be. Disney does that very well. They produce an illusion that everything is perfect and beautiful and fun when in reality it’s all an illusion. You can go to Disney and have a good or even a great time, but it’s all been an illusion that disappears the moment you leave the Disney park. I’m not knocking Disney here. I have loved going to their theme parks and have enjoyed myself immensely, but there is a dark side to Disney none of us sees because it is kept well hidden from our eyes. It truly knows how to produce magic. It has mastered the art of illusion.
I believe in miracles. I believe they have happened and still happen. I expect them to happen. I want them to happen. Miracles are extraordinary occurrences that surpass all known human power or natural forces and are ascribed to a divine or supernatural cause especially to God. I know God performs miracles. I have seen some in my day. Right now I am praying for a particular miracle to happen and I have no doubt in my mind that it will happen because I have a God who performs them. I may not live to see this particular miracle. Now I don’t know why God performs miracles in some people’s lives and leaves them out of other’s. I don’t know but it might be the faith that one has or lack thereof or maybe God knowing the future, knows some miracles won’t really change things in the long run. Maybe you have had a miracle happen in your life. Maybe you are praying for one now. One miracle I witnessed was when my daddy became a born again Christian. My daddy was a two pack a day smoker and could swear like a sailor(no disrespect to sailors here) and never went to church unless he had to. That’s not to say he was a bad daddy, because he wasn’t. He was a very good daddy in many respects and I loved being around him, but he was not a Christian. Then my mother got very sick and almost died. I don’t know what God told him in that church the day he attended, but that day he went forward when the call to the altar was made, got down on his knees and gave his life to Christ and from that day forward he never smoked another cigarette, never swore and never missed a Sunday in church. He spent the rest of his life working for the church. The day he died I knew he was speaking personally with Jesus and shaking his hand or hugging him and I know that one day I will see my daddy again and he’s with my mother and if that isn’t a miracle, I don’t know what is.
God performs big and little miracles. I know this story will sound crazy and I was imaging things, but to prove God performs little miracles and also has a sense of humor, here’s my story. I was walking one of my dogs in a field years ago and took off her leash and stuck it in my coat pocket. When it was time to go home, I felt for the leash and it was gone. I searched all over that field with my dog by my side and could not find it. Then I just said, “God, if you know where that leash is, would you please show me?” Then I looked right behind me and curled carefully at my feet was the leash! It looked like someone had placed it there as neatly as could be. I have always thought God had done that to show me that even in the little things we should not be afraid to ask for help. And He will. We all think God only works in the big things, but really, He’s in everything if you just look and just ask.
I guess I’m writing this today because I had the strangest dream and am up at 3:00 in the morning and felt like God was telling me something in that dream. I can’t tell you the dream because it is too personal, but I think I got the message.
Also, I went outside my front door today and witnessed the best miracle of the season. I usually go in and out our back door when I’m at home, but we were going somewhere and we went out the front door and this is what I saw.
A mass of pink everywhere I looked. Just a few days ago all was barren and dark and drab. Definitely not an illusion. Not magic.
New life awakened from what was once dead looking. A miracle. At least to my eyes and to my heart it was. Who can explain it? I’m sure there are scientific words to explain why the buds form and burst forth at a certain time, but who tells that bud to form and who tells it when to open? I believe there are miracles all around us if we just open our eyes and look with our hearts. This beauty won’t last long, but there will be other things to replace these. My irises and poppies are getting ready to bloom. I’m going to keep looking for miracles. How about you?
Here’s to miracles and the One who performs them. Bye.