There Are No ’Minor’ Miracles

You’ve heard the phrase “that was a minor miracle”.  It relates to something special that happened in a person’s life. Nothing big or newsworthy, just something that makes a person’s life better.

The Princeton online dictionary defines miracle as “a marvelous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent”. Dictionary.com says it is “an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.” Both of these definitions define miracles as an act of divine or supernatural cause. In other words, a miracle is the hand of God at work in the lives on men. There is really no such thing as a “minor” miracle.

I deliver newspapers in an isolated rural area of northern California. Most of the morning I am out of cell phone range, alone on winding mountain roads. The area is filled with deer, skunks and foxes, not to mention the occasional bear and mountain lion. Time after time I will round a corner just to see an animal in the middle of the road. I have never hit anything large enough to hurt the car (or myself). Two times, that I'm aware of, I have driven over skunks, yet not once have I been sprayed. (Praise the Lord.)

Jesus said, “So I tell you to stop worrying about what you will eat, drink, or wear. Isn't life more than food and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds. They don't plant, harvest, or gather the harvest into barns. Yet, your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you worth more than they?” … “And why worry about clothes? Notice how the flowers grow in the field. They never work or spin yarn for clothes. But I say that not even Solomon in all his majesty was dressed like one of these flowers. That's the way God clothes the grass in the field. Today it's alive, and tomorrow it's thrown into an incinerator. So how much more will he clothe you people who have so little faith?” … “But first, be concerned about his kingdom and what has his approval. Then all these things will be provided for you.” (Matthew 6:25-33 God's Word for the Nations translation)

The Lord has His hand on my life. For this I am grateful. He watches over all of His children. Do you remember the line to the old song, “Count your many blessings, count them one by one”?  I am convinced that if we look for these daily “minor” miracles, we will see God's hand at work in our lives every day. Praise Him for these miracles.

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