We often think of miracles in big ways: the Red Sea parting, the dead being raised to life, teenagers cleaning their rooms. The truth is, we are surrounded by miracles. The things we take for granted are often the very hand of God, doing His everyday miracles. We are surrounded by miracles every day.
The fact that you are alive right now is a miracle. When you look in the mirror, you see one thing: your skin. But underneath that skin are 37.2 trillion cells working nonstop to keep you functioning. You don’t have to ask them to get to work each day; they do it automatically—because God designed you that way. Miracle!
We see the miracle of plant life all around us. Jesus referenced the miracle of plants when He mentioned the mystery of seed germination: “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how” (Mark 4:26-27, NKJV). With all the scientific breakthroughs and advances in technology, we still do not understand what sparks the seed to produce life. We know it does; we just don’t know why. Miracle!So the next time you feel like you need a miracle, remember this: You are one. Click To Tweet
Everything we see, hear, touch, taste, and smell is due to the miracle of our senses. Our miraculously designed senses. The crisp feel of paper beneath your fingertips is the result of the miracle of the unseen nerves underneath the skin of your hands. The words and images you are processing as you read this article are the results of the miracle of one hundred thousand transistors and two hundred thousand photoreceptors for every square millimeter. It is mind-boggling. You are, at this very moment, a living, breathing miracle.
In a world that is fascinated with the supernatural, we often miss the super in the natural. Nature—God’s design—is an awesome thing. So the next time you feel like you need a miracle, remember this: You are one.
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Rachel Coltharp is married to Brent Coltharp, pastor of First Apostolic Church in Aurora, Illinois. She is wife to one, mother to four, and is fluent in four languages: Infantese, Toddlerspeak, Teenlingo, and Husbandism. Rachel is a writer and public speaker who shares from her real-life experiences, mostly mistakes and do-overs.
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