Everyday Miracles

 Do you Believe in Miracles?

When I decided to write a book about everyday miracles I thought I would be inundated with stories. I thought people would flock to share their magical,synchronistic,serendipitous moments. I thought everyone had these moments, and I still do, but… and its a big but, I discovered that many people just don’t see the world like me. Surprise! Surprise! Here are a few short verbatim conversations I had and one or two statements from people who came to one of the miracle workshops I held.Interestingly some  people who did not believe in miracles came to these workshops. Maybe they were looking for something to change their mind.

1. I don’t believe in miracles.

Why not?

Because I’m not a Catholic.

2. I once had a miracle, but I cant tell you about it.

Why not?

Because you may not think its a miracle and then I’ll lose my miracle.

3. Miracles dont happen to people like me.

Why not?

Because you have to be spiritual to have miracles, and I don’t even believe in God.

4. I dont believe in miracles but something miraculous happened to me once.

5. There are no miracles only coincidences.

6. If there was such a thing as miracles my son would still be alive.

7. If there were really miracles why do some people have them and others don’t?

I travelled to the Middle East where some of the greatest miracles on earth had supposedly taken place. People who lived in Jerusalem, around the Sea of Galilee and in the Tiberius would surely have miracles. I went to Nazareth and Bethlehem and asked people whose family came from these lands generations ago, whether they had experienced any miracles.  It came as a big surprise to me that many people did not regard the wonders in their life, miracles.

In the Old Testament, many miraculous events are described without using the word miracle. Events such as the parting of the Red Sea, the falling of manna from the sky, and even the ascension of Elijah to heaven are not spoken of as miracles. They are seen as activities of God and as such not unusual. Such actions are not referred to as “miraculous,” although to the average man in the 21st Century they are hardly compatible with our understanding of natural law. However, these events had an immense psychological impact upon those that witnessed them and indeed certain practical consequences.  Miracles therefore were described more as signs and wonders.

Do you believe in miracles?

 

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  1. To me a miracle is any event or happening for which we have no rational or logical explanation… those things that happen in life that are beyond what we ourselves can rationally understand or logically explain. Those things that fall into the realm of ‘magic’ when we utter those words ‘You won’t believe it but…’ When we experience the miraculous we experience the workings of the universe where we have gotten out of its way and allowed things to flow and coincide in the most magical of ways. Can’t wait to read your book Sharon and to be inspired with the miraculous workings of the unimpeded universe :)

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