8/16/2013

Small Miracles

Actually, there are no small miracles.

We take breathing for granted because we've done it every day of our lives. However, if you have emphysema, every breath is laborious. If we breathe easily we can praise God for every breath. It is not a small miracle it is amazing; our heart beats, our lungs expand, oxygen is inhaled, carbon dioxide is expelled, and we don't even have to think about it.

Flushing the toilet is an automatic task (unless you are a child). Do you ever consider the amazing fact that our waste is cleanly and neatly disposed of? Or the fact that we even have a private little room in our home into which we can retire to accomplish this need? Talk to our brothers and sisters in Third World countries about how they deal with this life necessity. Not a small miracle.

Blazing sunsets, warm hugs, fresh coffee, fuzzy socks, bright lights, ten fingers - none of these is a small miracle but a glorious gift making our lives more pleasant, easier, beautiful.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights who does not change like shifting shadows. - James 1:17.


Linking to Lisa-Jo's Five Minute Friday



18 comments:

  1. So very true, beautifully written. Love your photo as well :)

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    1. Thank you C.
      My husband took the photo.

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  2. I agree that we need to take more time to acknowlegde the little things that make our lives so much easier! They are indeed a blessing.
    Stopping by from FMF. Have a great weekend!

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    1. If we don't appreciate the small blessings, will we even see the big ones?
      Thanks so much for the visit.

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    1. I know by your blog that you are in the midst of living a small miracle right now!

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  4. I love that scripture from James. And I agree - there are no small miracles. Great post!

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    1. I love the whole book of James, but think of this verse quite often.

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  5. mmm ... yes, miracles and gifts, big and small, await our notice, our appreciation, our gratitude to the Giver of life! Thanks, Elizabeth, for this gentle reminder.

    Have a beautiful weekend, my friend!

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  6. Amen. Small miracles and blessings are indeed big ones for most of us if we truly consider what the rest of the world has.

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  7. Great post! Just great. What truth you have written here and how blessed are we to read what God has put on your heart. Thank you for sharing it so well. Lovely!

    "Your beginning will seem so small, since your future will flourish." Job 8:7

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    1. Lovely quote. Thank you for sharing it.

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  8. Hi Elizabeth! I love the 'everyday blessings' that you point out for praise. You are so right! It's easy to feel abandoned, as we flush our toilets and effortlessly breathe.

    Good perspective!

    Happy Monday!
    Ceil

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