Our world needs proof. We don’t believe in anything unless we see it or have some proof about it. This is applicable to our faith too. In matter of our faith we want to see miracles happening in our lives. We want to see God’s supernatural works. It’s as if we are thirsting to see God work.
If there is a rumour of an image of the sacred heart of Jesus bleeding, then a huge population is running to see it with their own eyes.
However this attitude of people has been the same since Jesus’ time. Even then he had a set of followers who went about everywhere he did just to see his miracles. It was as if they were getting to witness some magic show free of cost. We also notice now-a-days how people flock to the various meetings were they claim to have miracles taking place and God actually showing signs of his greatness.
I am not judging anything or anybody here. In fact many times I have gone before the Blessed Sacrament and praying to God, “please show me a sign that you exist or give me some symbol to prove that you are there.’ Clearly even I thirst to see miracles and witness them.
Now that I’m aware that I too want to see miracles and I am not some saint who sits back accusing others and telling them that faith without seeing miracles is true faith – the question that I asked God in my prayer time is why have you stopped working miracles now. Like God’s miracles took place almost every day in the Old Testament then Jesus too worked so many miracles. Then what’s the problem now? We don’t hear any sea being divided or at a wedding the water counters mysteriously turning into the wine section.
And I heard God speak to me in my heart, asking me a question – “What exactly is a Miracle?” And my simple reply was anything that would not happen in normal circumstances but takes place to show the Glory of God. And then God said, “That’s right.” And then God asked another question, “Don’t you see this happening around you?” My immediate answer was – “No”. But when I spent some time in silence, reflecting, I realized there are so many miracles happening around us every day at every moment.
Like a young boy who is alone with his girlfriend at home and chooses not to take advantage of the moment – that is a miracle. Or a young couple who knowing that they are going to have a special child and still decide to give birth and take care of the child – that is a miracle. What about a couple who after a tiring day of work remains faithful to their commitment and still go for their CFCI Meeting? What about a youth who instead of resting at home or roaming around with friends chooses to attend Mass? Isn’t all of this a miracle?
We often want to see God work in big ways that we fail to see his big works in small things. Look around and you will see the great works and miracles happening through God’s people. And take some time today to ask yourself, what miracle has God performed through me today? Who knows you might be God’s big miracle of the day.