Do you believe in miracles? After a historical drought in California, the sky opened up and the rain came down. People have been praying for this for more than three years. The dry earth was calling out for moisture, as were the critters. People were almost losing hope. The rain is coming in buckets and now the fear is that it will soon turn into floods that will overtake the parched land.
I took a friend to a meeting a few weeks ago and afterwards she commented to me that at certain times in her life when she was feeling especially hopeless, she would simply ask for a miracle. This struck me. I had never actually considered doing this. And there been times when I've really really needed a miracle. Like the time when Tom said to me "Denice, this is a God sized problem." And I said "Is this what complete powerlessness feels like?" And so that night as I lay in bed, I asked for a miracle. I know what you're wondering, did you receive the miracle? Well have I? I'm not quite sure. Often times what we perceive as calm and unchanging on the surface, underneath there's a lot being stirred up. I do choose to believe that the universe is conspiring in my favor.
I think that as human beings we are constantly trying to "figure things out." We try and make sense of it all. But of course life's mysteries are just that. So I am patient. Not really, but I'm working on it! And even bigger than patience is trust. Because when you are searching and grasping for answers they will run as far away as possible. However when you're quiet and in a good place with yourself and YOUR God, that's when it all comes together. Maybe that's what happened with the rain. Just as soon as we let go of it having to happen, a miracle occurred. Or maybe enough people just asked for a miracle.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
― Søren Kierkegaard
let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. -Rumi
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