Day 15

Miracles for Today

Day 15
Sunday, December 12

The person whose help is the God of Jacob—
    the person whose hope rests on the Lord their God—
    is truly happy!

God: the maker of heaven and earth,
    the sea, and all that is in them,
God: who is faithful forever,

    who gives justice to people who are oppressed,
    who gives bread to people who are starving!
The Lord: who frees prisoners.

    The Lord: who makes the blind see.
    The Lord: who straightens up those who are bent low.
    The Lord: who loves the righteous.

    The Lord: who protects immigrants,
        who helps orphans and widows,
        but who makes the way of the wicked twist and turn!

Psalm 146:5-9

What a list of accomplishments this is! The maker of heaven and earth and all things can give sight to the blind, feed the starving, and heal the hurting.  These are the acts of miracles that cause us wonder and amazement. The “Acts of the Apostles” recorded such miracles in the New Testament, but we don’t spend much time explaining why this isn’t happening now.

The list continues with accomplishments of God including freeing those in prison, protecting immigrants, and caring for orphans and widows. I wonder how often we look for these miracles today. Are these potential miracles we aren’t engaging with?  

Creator of all, May I find time in this season to put myself in the story of your miracles. Let me see a place to do kingdom work on earth as it is in heaven. Amen

Reflection by Angie Rataj

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