By Meanne M. Mijares
Miracles are events that make us believe and feel that there is more to life than what we see around us. Miracles are perceived in the beauty and bounty of nature, in the amazing facts of life in the remarkable healings from pain, disaster and disease, in small, random acts of kindness and all the miraculous is still with you and me even today. Miracles take place every day. Sometimes they’re very subtle and quiet, sweeping in like a touch on the face. Other times, it’s very evident and public. It doesn’t matter who you are, miracles can happen to anyone and everywhere.
Let us discover the characteristics or attributes of miracles and what inspiring thinkers throughout human history have said about it:
MIRACLES TELL A STORY “Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.”—C.S. Lewis
MIRACLES ARE NATURAL “Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.”—St. Augustine
THE POWER OF BELIEVING “Miracles happen to those who believe in them.”-Bernard Benson
MIRACLES IN IMPOSSIBLE SITUATIONS “Impossible situations can become possible miracles.”—Robert H. Schuller
MIRACLES ARE REMINDERS “Maybe miracles are given not to prove anything, but simply to remind us that the physical world is not so solid and real and dependable as we think.”—Dwight Longenecker
LOVE IS AMIRACLE “Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.”—A Course in Miracles
YOU ARE A MIRACLE “Seeing, hearing and feeling are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle.”—Walt Whitman
MIRACLES ARE GIFTS“I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see.”—Peggy Noonan
EVERYTHING IS A MIRACLE “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”—Albert Einstein
MIRACLES HAPPEN EVERYDAY “Miracles happen every day, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.”—Jon Bon Jovi
EACH MINUTE IS A MIRACLE “The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable.”—Margaret Storm Jameson
THE RESULTS OF OUR ACTIONS “When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”—Helen Keller
THE MIRACLE OF SHARING “The miracle is this–the more we share, the more we have.”—Leonard Nimoy
ASKING AND RECEIVING “When you ask for miracles, you get folks.”—Christopher Galtenberg
EXPECT A MIRACLE “Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.” —Edwin Louis Cole
A STRONG POSITIVE ATTITUDE “A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.” —Patricia Neal
FAITH PRODUCES MIRACLES “Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.”—Henry Miller
BE READY FOR A MIRACLE “Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.”—Wayne Dyer
GREAT MIRACLE CURE “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”—Louise L. Hay
Why do miracles take place and are unexplained?
It may be that God wants your attention! When you believe in God, you gain an awareness of Him.
You see everything in a new light. He shows His great power through the trials and tribulations of life, through nature and science. God is in the impossible business. Someone once said, “Coincidence is when God wants to remain anonymous.”
Well, miracles are when God reveals Himself. All glory and honor and praise belong only to Him. Without Him there would be no miracles!
Let us give thanks to Creator and Maker OF Miracles: JESUS CHRIST!