One of the most amazing experiences of my life took place right in my front yard. As I stepped outside the house one night, I couldn’t help but notice that there was water falling down from the sky. Imagine! Water from the sky! As it landed on my clothes, it made them wet.
“There’s nothing amazing about that,” someone might say. “It was only rain.”
Miracles occur all around us. Science or society researches the reasons behind them and assigns labels. Sadly, when named and explained we cease to see these as miracles.
Water from above is called rain, and therefore becomes so commonplace that it loses its miraculous significance. A deep breath and an extra few minutes of low-volume discussion diffuses a situation, turning a potential enemy into a friend. We call that “negotiation” and miss its transformational power. Sounds hitting our eardrums bring tears to our eyes. Is this just “music” or something more wondrous? Forgiveness, empathy, acceptance – even that elusive notion known as love – mere words, but descriptions of concepts inexplicable.
Never underestimate the miraculous in the everyday events of life. Bonafide, honest-to-goodness miracles are happening around us all the time. Some of them even fall from the sky.