We've been reflecting on a miracle this week.....Peter's mother in law was healed from her sickness and fever, and then energized with good health. It happened with a simple act of compassion by our Savior, in the quiet of a small home.
Isn't that so often true in our own lives? The Lord's miracles in our lives are often quiet and what some people would call ordinary. There are daily, small miracles that our Lord blesses us with, often behind closed doors, with no one around -- just a believer and her Savior. These are the things that allow ordinary people to carry on in their seemingly ordinary lives. And yet, I would argue that these are the most wonderful and the most significant miracles of all.
In the hectic ups and downs of this roller coaster that we call life, we can lose sight of God's miracles in our lives. We can agree that He made the world, and that He knew us in the womb. But we may forget the really important stuff, the part where as my grandma used to say, "the rubber meets the road." God called each of us to follow Him in His plans. He erases our doubts and reminds us of the salvation we received through His own Son.
As we look back over our lives, we may see God working in our lives more dramatically at some times than at others. But I truly believe that the quiet miracles are just as significant. We can praise God for being the Great Physician, and healing our friend and fellow study-mate from heart issues and surgery. But she can experience another miracle when she prays and receives strength to take her daily walk, when before she felt overwhelming fatigue.
It is just as much a miracle when God works in our lives to resolve financial situations that have us desperate for answers. It's a miracle when His Spirit reaches into a relationship and softens the edges to allow people to get along.
He has promised not only to save us from sin, but to hear our prayers and answer them, and to provide for us spiritually and physically. We see our world and it's violence, the good and the bad, and we often forget to look....and see....what God is doing in our lives.
His Spirit reminds us that we will see greater things.
He will be with us every day, and in every circumstance.
Let's look for His hands at work in our lives this week!