One of the most amazing experiences of my life took place right in my front yard. As I stepped outside the house one night, I couldn’t help but notice that there was water falling down from the sky. Imagine! Water from the sky! As it landed on my clothes, it made them wet.
“There’s nothing amazing about that,” someone might say. “It was only rain.”
Miracles occur all around us. Science or society gives those miracles names and researches the reasons behind them. Sadly, when the miracles are named and explained we cease to see them as miracles. What’s worse, Christianity does the same thing.
Water falling from the sky is called “rain,” and therefore becomes so commonplace that it loses its miraculous significance. We have the ability to pour out our deepest feelings to the Creator of the universe, and to feel His presence in our lives. We give that ability a name – “prayer.” We explain it with scriptural passages… and then we lose sight of how miraculous prayer is. God forgives us and gives us another chance over and over again. This miracle, which we call “redemption,” becomes taken for granted.
Never underestimate the miraculous hand of God in the everyday events of your life. He is there working bonafide, honest-to-goodness miracles all the time.