You know, I think that is a beautiful way to think of it. Of course, when you stop to think about it, every moment is a miracle. Every moment gives a chance to be loving, see the extraordinary in the ordinary….
If, indeed, we live this way —that everything is a miracle, it can make us think about how to determine what the miracle is when it is less than obvious. If, then, our faith calls us thusly “:At every moment, do what love requires” ~ well, we become part of His miracles. The fact that each day we can begin anew; each day we can bring healing and hope ~ well, that increases the miracles around us.
Life can wear us out. Life can lift us up. Life can be horrendously difficult sometimes. sometimes our burdens and crosses are so overwhelming we cannot rest, we cannot sleep, we cannot hope. When we reach that point, we hopefully reach out for help.
But I believe, and always have, that it is best to live as though the best days are ahead; life’s miracles are around me. I don’t always stop to look for them when I get busy. But they are there. Good news is around us. The new year brings new hope.
I do ask you to pray this day. My friend/blogging twin lost her father-in-law; pray for her, her husband, and the rest of the family. May they be comforted in their grief.
I ask, too, for prayers for some friends who are going through an especially difficult time: the husband has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, the wife may have uterine cancer, and their 18 year old son has relapsed in his drug use. Their burdens are heavy right now. I ask you to pray for them, that God give them strength, hope, and miracles. They are amazing people, and I ask that you each pray for them, and urge others to do the same. May the prayer warriors of the world unleash the extra graces and comfort they need.
May your burdens be lifted today as well. Look back up at the photo in this post. Picture yourself standing in that gorgeous scene, your toes in the water and sweet seagulls swooping and laughing all around. God’s laughter and God’s waves. Can you hear them laughing? Can you feel the sweet sand beneath your feet? Miracles abound. I hope that you will share your miracles here!