September 1, 2022

“You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.” Psalms 77:14 (NIV)

Standing at my kitchen window, I stared out into the August wavery heat. Deep in thought, I didn’t see what was beyond the glass. Rather, I wondered, What should I write for my September Sowing Seeds blog?

My eyes opened to see glorious purple thyme bordering our driveway. How could they be blooming despite the almost two months of no rain and temperatures in the 90s? Especially since I don’t normally water plants in that area. Was this a miracle, or my imagination that it could be one?

That the thyme had made it through such severe conditions sent my thoughts cartwheeling back to when I counseled a young lady, who in her depression and hopelessness, had attempted suicide. Not once, or even twice, but several times. Yet here she sat before me very much alive. Even though that was many years ago, I still remember her comment: “I was driving along the Columbia River and saw a spindly tree growing out of a huge rock in the water. There wasn’t any soil, just rock. I decided if that tree could survive in that harsh environment, so could I.”

Had God sent this tree to give her hope? Was this her miracle?

Transported back to my window where I looked beyond the pain and pane, I realized miracles come in all shapes and sizes. The fact that a flower blooms, whether through refreshment or drought, is a miracle in itself.

My gaze lifted to the Douglas firs towering above my husband’s shop. My husband . . . after twice going into cardiac arrest, was still with me. All around me life flourished . . . a hummingbird fluttered, suspended in midair. I thought about how God designed these tiny creatures and our bodies to make life possible.

All of life is a miracle!

Until that moment, I had missed identifying these things as miracles because previously, to me a miracle was a grandiose occurrence. Something unexplainable. And yet, can we fully explain God and how He works—whether in seemingly inconsequential happenings or an occurrence of instantaneous healing?

Do you go through your day taking this and that for granted? Are you waiting for a real miracle—that is for God to part the waters or for Him to instantly heal you or a loved one?

The good news is, you don’t have to wait for bolts of lightning to flash signs and wonders. Why? Because they are already everywhere around you. Ask God to open your eyes to the amazing workings of everything. This will cause you to consider each miracle—no matter how “small”—within your circumstances, and thus help you endure whatever is weighing you down.

Here is my partial list of miracles in my everyday routine, not necessarily in order of importance, for they are all miracles:

  1. I can walk today despite a cow falling on my leg years ago.
  2. Even though I used birth control, God blessed us with two beautiful daughters.
  3. God inspires me to write.
  4. The Lord encourages and enables me to forge ahead, no matter what the circumstance.
  5. The sun came up today, as it does every day, even though it may be hiding behind clouds.

What is on your list of miracles?

Prayer:  Thank you Father God for working so miraculously in my life, every day and all day.

Thought For The Day:  “Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.”—Thich Nhat Hanh

P.S. If you are seeking spiritual companionship, I invite you to meet my friend, Linda Meskew, a faithful follower of Christ and a wonderful woman of God. See what she has to offer on her website: