Albert Einstein once said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One, is though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.”
Those are wise and deep words spoken by one of the most brilliant men who ever lived. It’s interesting to me that so often, Christians are criticized for our faith because we believe in what we can’t see, yet one of the smartest men who ever lived, believed in God and miracles.
Most of us will acknowledge the big miracles that we often find ourselves praying for, the healing, the deliverance, the redemption, but what about the smaller ones that we so often miss?
What about that friendship that helped us through a really rough time? Do we openly acknowledge that God was planting those seeds of friendship all along because He knew how important they would be down the road?
What about the stray dog or cat that just happens to cross our paths at the right time and ends up being a beloved member of the family who brings endless joy to our lives? Do we acknowledge that God actively put His creature in our path?
What about the job offer that comes out of the blue that feeds your family and your heart?
What about an unexpected call or encounter with an old friend that lifts your spirits?
Are all of those scenarios simply coincidence or is something Divine going on?
What if we all were to actively seek the everyday miracles in our daily lives? What if we were to ask God to show us where He is working, remembering that the God who called the universe into being, also called the daffodils into being.
It’s easy to see Him in the glory of a sunrise, but He’s also in the gentle butterfly. Our chaotic, busy lives, often leave little room for wonder or for seeking. We prefer a God who would speak to us in burning bush moments and huge gestures. He certainly can and sometimes He does.
But, if we honestly seek Him, knowing that He is involved in our lives, we can find Him in the quiet and in the small, making the active choice to live our lives as if everything is a miracle.
A quote from Albert Einstein reminded me. Perhaps you needed reminding too.
Have an awesome day!