Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Long Farewell


Just the other day I had the pleasure of reading someone else’s blog for a change. It was just by chance that I happened to glance at it and take in their message of good news for the day. This friend of mine is a wonderful writer and, apparently, a soon-to-be dad! It was such an inspirational story of conception that I couldn’t help but write about it here.

After years and years of childless living, the dream of becoming a parent had been all but lost along the way. Finally, out of desperation and faith, the decision was made to trust God with whatever He planned to do. If children weren’t part of this plan, there was a faith that God would provide in some other way. In true God-fashion, He blessed the trust that this couple had displayed and after four years of marriage, a baby is on the way.

Job 5:9
“He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.” - NIV

We face a lot of distractions in life, things that take our eyes from our Heavenly Father and focus on our helplessness. Satan is tricky like that. He can blanket our eyes with so much entitlement that we miss the things that make life exceptional.

I suppose that to really appreciate a miracle in life, we must first experience…well, nothing. Sometimes, it seems, miracles must be done in the presence of desperation and faith to even be recognized…when a need for God and a trust in Him can take center stage.

It is so amazing to think that the miracles of Jesus Christ were just the ordinary works of His father.

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