Always Be Grateful

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“If you think that you are an extraordinary person you are definitely right because every existence represents a miracle and every miracle is extraordinary by definition!”
 Mehmet Murat ildan

Generally, Miracles are simply impossible events. Acts that defy science, logic and common sense. Jesus did not just do miracles as a normal way of life, HE is Miracle itself.

Everyone loves a miracle. It is celebrated anywhere it occurs, even amongst non-Christians. The sheer wonder and thought-provoking sobriety that comes along with it, makes it memorable and desirable.

Every church meeting has a testimony time when members are allowed to celebrate one miraculous event or the other that happened to them.

It is like Hebrews Chapter 11. It is a chapter about miracles done through the faith of men…Verses 33 to 35(a) particularly says “who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. Women received back their dead, raised to life again…”

They can be loud (walls of Jericho crumbling down), they can be eye-pooping (Lazarus coming back to life after Four days in tomb); they can be spectacular (the paralyzed man who was brought in from the roof); it can be exciting (feeding of the Five and Four Thousand by Jesus); they can be unexpected (the man by the pool of Bethsaida); they can be unexplainable (the woman with the issue of blood). The list goes on endlessly. The awe and most times the fright it creates, makes it worth telling and worth listening. Unfortunately, this has created a problem for how we perceive and see miracles from God.

For some people today in Christendom and especially during Church services, for a miraculous event to be worth telling or listened to, it must pass the test about and if it does not, either the recipient of the miracle does not say it or when he/she says it, the audience are unimpressed and disinterested.

The truth is that miracles can be viewed from two aspects. The kinds that match the ones mentioned above. The popular ones. Then there are the private miraculous event that happens to or through a person, which are considered impossible for that particular individual” and not necessarily the whole world.

 For instance, when an Autistic child starts speaking clearly, it is a miracle for his/her  parents though every other child of that age speaks clearly. This should be celebrated too.

When a hearing-impaired person gets a hearing aid, can now hear properly for the first time, it is a miracle, and should be celebrated too.

When you get a Job that does not pay too well, it should be celebrated even when other have better paying jobs.

There are no great miracles and small (insignificant) miracles. Every miracle is worth celebrating Jesus. The very life we live is a miracle and the salvation of our souls is a miracle because there is none of these things we can do nor achieve on our own.

So while the miracle of the blind seeing, the deaf earing, and the lame walking is awesome and incredible, it is equally awesome and incredible wake up in the morning, ability to think rational thought, to own a shoe, to laugh, to smile, to use the convenience, to make friends, etc… However, they are common placed daily life routine but never forget John 10:10

Remember, testimonies and miracles are meant for one thing only; to bring glory, praise and worship to Jesus alone. Whether generally or specifically, Jesus is the embodiment of all Miracles

Don’t diminish the importance of your miracle simply because it is common placed around you

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
 Albert Einstein

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