Posted by: Shel | January 27, 2009


The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical.  It is the sower of all true science.  He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.  — Albert Einstein

There are miracles all around us.  Every moment of every day is a miracle.  Every rock, every leaf is a miracle.  There is an American Indian tradition in which all of life is part of a three-fold miracle:  the fact that things exist at all is a miracle, the fact that living things exist is a miracle, and the fact that living things are aware and sentient is a miracle.

For most of our lives, we take the miracles all around us for granted.  We work, eat, sleep, play as if the wonder of creation, the miracle of existence had nothing to do with our daily lives.  But what joy is found when we remember!  Your home is a miracle.  The bricks, the mortar . . . the fact they exist at all is a miracle.  The wood, the trees . . . miracles!  The fact that humans have the ability to turn crude matter into the home you’re living in — miraculous! 

Your children are miracles.  Their very existence is a miracle.  Their eyes, their eyelids — wondrously designed.  Their minds, their spirits, their souls . . . their existence is a miracle.  You are a miracle.

Our lives are prayers of thanksgiving, when we tune in to the breathtaking miracle of the existence of all that the Lord in His generosity has bestowed upon us.  Our hearts are grateful and our spirits are joyful, when we realize the miracles all around us.

What miracles can you find today?


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