The scriptures are full of stories that that made visible, to sensitive observers, the miraculous power of God. Upending the natural order of this world producing decay and leading to death, miracles bring renewal and life. Advent is a time of miracles and during this sacred time we prepare to celebrate again the miracle by which all others are measured: the coming together of divine word and human flesh, the grandest elevation of the human condition imaginable! Perfecting it with possibility and connecting through it to each of us, Jesus of Nazareth is the complete disclosure of God’s heart.
For Christians, this is not hard to acknowledge the unique nature of these events in history. More difficult to grasp is that we are given the power to become miracles ourselves! To make visible, in the life of another, the healing power of God. That is the very definition of miracle. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are a people of miracles (bringing renewal and life)! Ponder what great good you can do today and resolve not to wait a moment longer to do it.
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