Thursday, July 3, 2014

Miracles

I’m very excited today to introduce my very first blog guest! Many of you know him, but most of you don’t.
He’s never considered himself a writer, but I do. He’s written everything from detailed specs for fire engines, pumpers and ambulances, to his personal testimony.

He’s also written a couple of devotionals he shared at a Celebrate Recovery leadership meeting. That is what I’m sharing with you today, a piece he wrote titled, “Miracles.”

I am partial to him and yes, I do play favorites. He’s very witty, funny, intelligent, and has much to say about many things. I am sure this is the first of many stories and/or devotionals that will be penned by my very own, Donnie Webster, my sweet husband. I’ve edited his in-person version to a readers’ version.

Enjoy!

Today I am going to talk about some miracles that are going on right here around us.

Webster Dictionary defines a miracle as an event or action that apparently contradicts known scientific law.

In the Bible there are many examples of miracles: The parting of the Red Sea by Moses that allowed the Israelites to escape the bondage of the Egyptians. The time Jesus raised a man named Lazarus from the dead.

I have had people tell me that miracles like these no longer happen today.

They do.

How many of you know what a pecan tree looks like and are able to picture it in your mind? 



Now envision a pecan.  


A pecan weighs around an ounce and is a little over an inch long. If I were to take a pecan and put it in the ground, add some water, it would eventually grow to a 70 – 100 foot tall tree, weighing thousands of pounds. It would be like nothing that pecan you first pictured in your mind.

THAT IS A MIRACLE!

By the way, if anyone is interested, the second largest pecan tree in the state of Georgia is just a few miles from here on Marks Road between here and Mansfield.

Now picture a can of Salmon. Think about it for a few seconds. 

And no, the miracle is not that a man can put a dead fish in a can and then 5 years later take it out, eat it and not get sick. That is not the miracle.

This fish is born in a freshwater stream that is only inches deep. After hatching, the fish travels downstream and eventually into the ocean. Salmon have traveled up to 1500 miles one way from their place of birth.

After living several years in the ocean, the fish leaves the ocean, travels upstream where it first came from, and lays its eggs in the SAME stream where it was born.


THAT IS A MIRACLE!

What or WHO does the navigation there? Think about it… the navigation!

Now, picture a mirror. It can be a handheld one or big like one in your bathroom. All of us look in the mirror every day.

The next time you look in a mirror at yourself, you are looking at a MIRACLE.

God has created you by taking a single cell from your mother, and a single cell from your father. He combined two cells. Over a period of 9 months it produces millions of cells that became a living, breathing person.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb,”Psalm 139:13.

THAT IS A MIRACLE!

You see the pecan, the salmon, and the person that you are. These are all proof of things that science cannot explain. This is proof that MIRACLES DO EXIST. 


The next time you think you’ve never seen a miracle or wish you could witness a miracle, they’re happening all around us. We just need to be willing, to be willing to see them from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the author of all miracles. 

What other miracles can you think of? They're all around us and endless if you take the time to look around and see.