“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein [Tweet this.]
On a flight from Boston to St. Louis, a gentleman asked “what I do.”
I told him I work with a company that teaches individuals and organizations to breathe life and possibility into every moment.
He looked at me suspiciously and asked, “Um, how?”
I shared about being burned as a kid, spending five months in the hospital, my parents’ book and how it all changed my life.
I told him that because of that book and through the help of my team, I now speak, write and share this story all over the world.
He asked, “Did you always dream of becoming a speaker?”
Heck no! I never even told people how I was burned until a few years ago. It’s actually not only a miracle that I survived, but that I’m actually sharing this story.
He looked at me and candidly replied, “I don’t believe in miracles.”
Don’t believe in miracles?
My friend, sometimes to deny the miraculous is to simply ignore reality. The past few weeks have reminded me of this truth. Let me explain.
A friend asked me to pray for a boy in her community. He’d been playing on a frozen pond and fell through the ice. His friends and emergency workers were there quickly, but couldn’t locate him for more than 15 minutes. He was transported to the ER without a pulse.
After the boy had spent more than an hour without a pulse, the mother was brought in to say goodbye.
She came into the hospital room, looked at her lifeless son, and screamed out, “Lord God, give me back my son!”
A moment later, a pulse returned.
Not only did he survive, but the boy who was not expected to live is now completely fine: out of bed, walking, requesting his favorite foods and ready to go home.
I can’t explain how this boy lived. I can’t explain why prayers are sometimes answered. I can’t explain why miracles happen.
And yet they do.
If you are looking for miracles, they will occur repeatedly in your life. [Tweet this.]
Stunning circumstances, improbable occurrences, remarkable beauty, absolute love, and amazing grace fill your story. [Tweet this.]
Sometime in the monotony of racing to work and raising kids we miss it.
Here’s your chance. This is your resuscitation: Don’t miss it today.
Open your eyes. Look around. Count the blessings. Life is a gift. It’s all a miracle. And the best is yet to come.
Today’s challenge: share a miracle that occurred in your life in the comments.