I held a miracle yesterday.
How can you hold a baby and look at its fingernails, ears, hair, and eyelashes and think we came from nothing? That tiny pinky fingernail almost screamed perceptibly God’s existence.
Yet we don’t see. We don’t hear.
It’s really not that surprising, actually. We live in a man-made world where it is almost impossible to find any sign of God. The asphalt roads and the cement boxes of our world are not alive. They have dulled out senses and drown out creation that calls of God.
Man-made objects can impress, yes, but awe? I love technology, but it does not cause me to feel awe or reverence. The Sears Tower is an interesting sight, but it does not cause me to fall to my knees and pray. All we have created and have surrounded ourselves with has disrupted us from God and all that is implied in God—beauty, meaning, significance, security, majesty, love—and all that is valuable.
Man has never been so rich as he is today. Ironic huh? The inner, spiritual being has become poorer while the outer being has become richer. True life can have meaning only in the context of something that surpasses us—something bigger, something greater than us.
I’m not planning on selling all my earthly belongings and living in the wilderness. I don't want to lose my sense of awe either. Do a heart check. Can look at a newborn baby’s fingernail and not hear God whispering?? Take some time and get out of town. Sit at the base of a mountain, watch a sunset, or caress a rose petal.
Before long you will hear Him. He will be calling to you.
“You are my beloved. I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. It's all right. Everything is fine. I AM with you, I AM mighty to save. I take great delight in you, I will quiet you with my love, and I will rejoice over you with singing.”
Be still my soul, the Lord is on your side.