Lenten Devotional: April 11th

  • April 11, 2014

Mark 10:46-52

“And Jesus said to him, ‘Go your way; your faith has made you well.’ And immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.”

The Bible is filled with miracles like this one. Jesus makes the lame walk, and the deaf hear. God parts the Red Sea and turns water into blood. He causes frogs to fall from the sky. Skeptics say these miracles are scientifically impossible.

God made the world, so surely He has the power to create miracles. Each little baby who is born is evidence of a miracle. The story in the Bible is told by many people, and heard by even more. In its telling and in its hearing it is subject to individual interpretation by many. Aren’t there other things equally mysterious that we don’t question, the contents of the universe, the depths of human kindness, our hearts full of love? How do we measure these? Is it necessary to do so in order to know they are real?

We don’t need to understand how these miracles happened; what we need to think about is what they mean in our lives. God listens to every one of us. He will stand by us through good times and bad, but He expects us to do our part in the healing. He has power over the big miracles, but the little ones are up to us.

Holy One, help us to see your legacy of daily miracles in our lives: the cardinal who comes to my empty feeder, full of hope; the whisper of wind that sometimes feels like a kiss on my cheek; the dog that lies on my lap in surrender, with love in her eyes. Your touch is everywhere, your miracles real. Amen.