Suppose you Ask God for a Miracle

 -Joshua Reeves

Walker Percy said, “Suppose you ask God for a miracle and God says, yes, very well.  How do you live the rest of your life?”               

 For me, the miracle is God.  The knowledge of a loving and wise presence, that I am not alone, and that there is always more than I perceive.  The iota that life has a point–this is the miracle.  If God says “Yes, very well;” I might forget right then the miracle I was asking for, which when I really consider it, I probably wouldn’t need to ask for in the first place if I had a greater belief in God.  

  “God, heal this person.”  “God, help my team score and win.”  “God, make my dreams come true.”  Like in Dumb and Dumber when Jim Carrey’s character asks a girl what his chances are and she answers one in a million, he says, “So you’re saying there’s a chance.”  Even the slightest glimpse of the sublime truth and your life can be changed forever.  Even the slightest illumination of the infinite and not only are you changed but how you live changes too.  The miracle is never the act, God is the miracle.  Life itself is the miracle.  When we want for something spectacular, we should turn to God- not to will her hand but to be more conscious of her presence.  It is then that the truth illuminates and the miracle ensues.  The miracle is not the act but that the act could take place in the first place.  The miracle of ourselves is not in what we accomplish, it is that we are alive.  What we do with that life is up to us, but being alive fully, persistently, with trust and belief in God, in my experience, brings about greatest possibilities.

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