On Seeing Miracles

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God’s universe is miraculous, filled with natural magnificence we normally do not see. But every once in a while, we get to witness the dazzling works of nature. An example is the electric blue bioluminescence in the Maldives, captured in this photo taken by Doug Perrine while he was on a trip to the Indian Ocean.

The bright blue glow came from the beach on Vaadhoo Island after local plankton reacted with oxygen in the sea water to produce a light brighter than the Milky Way. The natural phenomenon is called bio-luminescence.

Expert Peter Franks explained the phenomenon, saying: “When jostled, each organism will give off a flash of blue light created by a chemical reaction within the cell. When billions and billions of cells are jostled by a breaking wave, you get a seriously spectacular flash of light.”

It’s a scientific happening. But it looks like one of God’s miracles. That’s the thing about miracles. They’re startling, dazzling, and they change your very outlook on life. We do not see them every day. Or do we?

Are there miracles all around us that we just fail to see? If we take an extra moment to be still while we look and listen with our hearts, might we see a miracle or two?

A sky full of stars? A moon with a face? A falling star streaking across the night sky? A purple sunset?

I have a notion that God wants us to be still enough to see a miracle. It’s worth a few minutes of our time.

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