I absolutely believe in miracles, and although many individuals also believe in miracles, there are quite a few doubters out there. Oh, they may believe in a miracle when something huge happens like a driver racing at a high speed in the middle of a race loses control and crashes, but steps right out of the car unharmed, yet they are blinded in seeing everyday miracles and believing they can happen.
So what is the definition of a miracle according to Webster? A miracle is an event or action that apparently contradicts known scientific laws and is hence thought to be due to supernatural causes – an act of God. In addition, a miracle is considered something wonderful.
I personally have experienced so many miracles in my life I wouldn’t know where to begin in sharing them. They have come in all sizes: small, big and everything between. It’s sad to me that many people doubt the appearance of miracles so miss the wonderful excitement and joy of experiencing them.
Since miracles are referred to as supernatural events, acim they would naturally occur when a supernatural being gifts us with one. I believe the angels deliver the miracles. Although any angel can send a miracle our way, the Virtues, one of the groups of angels, is especially adept in showering miracles upon us. Of course all miracles essentially come from God (or a Higher Power), but angels are messengers of God so delight in bringing the miracles from God.
We see lightning strike a tree under which someone is standing, but miraculously the person is unharmed – a miracle we say. A child runs out from behind a parked car and a driver unknowingly drags the child under the car until flagged down by a terrified onlooker. Miraculously, the child has only a few scratches and is basically unharmed – another miracle. One day I was driving back to Atlanta from Chattanooga during rush hour and it was raining in sheets so I couldn’t see much in front of me. I did notice cars on every side of me being rush hour in the middle of town, and we were moving slowly when suddenly I saw brake lights right in front of me and instinctively slammed on my brakes. Immediately I began hydroplaning and expected to be in a major crash since cars were on all sides of me. Without being explainable, I blinked my eyes in disbelief when I realized my car was straight and I had not hit any car – no crash. I knew without a shadow of a doubt my angels had been watching out for me and for all I know, lifted my car out of the expected crash and put me down where I was, just driving along straight in line with all other cars. There is no earthly explanation for me not hitting any cars… none! That was truly a supernatural experience – a miracle!!!
Many of you would quickly agree the things mentioned above are undoubtedly miracles because there is no logical explanation how these individuals were unharmed given the situations they found themselves in. But let’s look at some other miracles. A young woman I met was desperately wanting to have a baby, yet after about 6 miscarriages, little hope was given by the medical profession. Yet some months ago, she delivered her first healthy baby after an uneventful pregnancy. To me, that’s absolutely a miracle, but then again, isn’t any birth a miracle? How about a very young adult who has been abused and on the ‘wrong side of the track’ for some time, suddenly meets someone who takes him/her under their wing and helps them see life differently, giving that person hope. As a result he/she turns their life around and ends up being a pillar in society. To me that’s a miracle.
Perhaps you’ve been looking for that perfect house but continually meet up with all types of obstacles. No house feels right and even if it did things aren’t working out. Then one day, out of the blue, you find a really nice house and everything falls into place with ease – simply a miracle because it’s the right house for you. Maybe you’re walking down the street and suddenly drop your purse, spilling its contents all over the ground. A nice gentleman stops to help you retrieve your items, and even though embarrassed, you notice he’s a good-looking man and seemed kind. As you thank him you’re wishing you could see him again since you felt your heart flutter when shaking his hand. What you didn’t know was he picked up one of your business cards that had fallen onto the ground because he was thinking he’d like to see you again. Then he calls you and the rest is history. A coincidence? Not on your life – it’s a miracle complete with divine orchestration behind it!