Have you ever experienced a miracle in your life, and would you even recognize it if you had? I guess a better question would be, do most of us even know what a miracle is? The best explanation that I have come across on what best defines a miracle is that it is an unexpected event attributed to divine intervention where the laws of nature are interrupted. Simply put, a miracle, in the words of an old southern preacher is, “when God shows up and shows out.” So whether it’s feeding five thousand men plus women and children with just a few loaves of bread and fish, the restoring of sight to the blind, or a child receiving his or her answer to their prayer at just the right time, one thing is clear: miracles come in all shapes and sizes.
There are some who believe that miracles took place only in the time of the Bible and no longer occur today, but I don’t believe that is the case. The problem is that many of us don’t recognize the times that God has intervened in our lives because we are too busy looking for the spectacular, not realizing that quite often, God’s greatest miracles are taking place right before our very eyes.
It has been said that motherhood and giving birth are miracles, and honestly I would have to agree. When our first child was born and I had the opportunity to hold my daughter in my arms and look into her big brown eyes, there were no words to express what had just taken place other than it was a miracle. Each day the sun rises in the east and then later sets in the west, that my friend is a miracle. You see, miracles take place wherever God is and since God is everywhere, then miracles are all around us. Simply put, miracles are always in season. So be careful the next time you blink, because if you’re not careful, you just might miss out on one of God’s amazing miracles.