Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Newsletter Reflection: Everyday Miracles

Everyday Miracles

Newsletter reflection for September 2011

Good morning,

I'd like to share with you this wonderful quote from St Augustine, I read during the week.

Our Lord's miracle in turning water into wine comes as no surprise to those who know that it is God who did it. At the wedding that day he made wine in the six waterpots he had filled with water; but he does the same thing every year in the vines. The servants put the water in the jugs, and he turned it into wine. In just the same way the Lord turns into wine the water that the clouds drop. Only that does not amaze us, because it happens every year.

We see the miracle of turning water in jugs to wine – but not of turning water from the rain into juice in the grapes into wine.

God provides us with miracles day after day, but because we see them every day, we lose our sense of wonder.

It's interesting to think of what miracles we would notice if we were truly looking.

Here's a few that come to mind for me just quickly:

  • Strawberries ripening in pots on my patio.
  • Rain falls, sunlight shines, and things grow. (Even after years of drought when so little grew.)
  • Laughter.
  • All of the complex forces involved in just holding a single atom together.
  • Gravity.
  • A cool breeze on a warm day.
  • The human body.
  • The intricate tracery of a spider's web.
  • Wildflowers.

We are sourrounded by miracles every day.

How amazing it would be to actually notice all of them!

Grace and peace

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