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Do you believe in miracles?

Do you believe in miracles?  I’m sure you’ve all heard or experienced coincidences which changed the course of events.  For example, the woman who narrowly missed being knocked down by an out-of-control driver because she stopped to lace her sneakers.  

Can coincidences be called modern day miracles?

And do miracles still occur today?  To answer this question, watch this YouTube video:

So just what is a miracle?  Let’s consider the meaning of the word.

DEFINITION OF MIRACLES

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary stated that a miracle is an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.

Wikipedia defines a miracle as an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws.

According to Vocabulary.com

Miracle, a noun meaning “amazing or wonderful occurrence,  “comes from the Latin miraculum “object of  wonder.”  Dig way back and the “object of wonder.”  Dig way back and the word derives from smeiros, meaning “to smile,” which is exactly what you do when a miracle happens.

Today, many people doubt the existence of miracles.  So just how do you explain miracles to modern day skeptics?

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  • A miracle may be created by a deity, saint or religious leader.
  • It is an event that takes place against all odds.
  • For example, surviving the 2006  Pangandaran Tsunami when so many lost their lives, having a baby when doctors declared it impossible or surviving a terminal illness against all odds.
  • Since there is no scientific or rational explanation for miracles, they are most often seen as the work of ‘God‘.

EXAMPLES OF MODERN DAY MIRACLES

Miracles happen every day. Not just in remote country villages or at holy sites halfway across the globe, but here, in our own lives.

Cynics often denounce miracles as trickery and deceit.  If you fall into this category, check this YouTube video out:

If you’re still not convinced, read 6 Examples of Real Life Miracles for more fascinating accounts of modern day miracles.

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RELIGIOIUS MIRACLES

“Prayer is the medium of miracles; in whatever way works for you, pray right now.”

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MIRACLES FROM THE BIBLE

The most memorable miracles from the Bible are:

  • Moses parting the Red Sea to get the Israelites to safety by simply stretching out his hand.
  • Jesus staving off the hunger of 4000 with a mere 7 loaves of bread and a few fish.
  • Jesus walking on water to show his disciples they can do anything if they have faith.

For more on Jesus’ miracles, please check out 10 Awesome Biblical Miracles.

While miracles are commonly associated with Jesus and the Church, miracles abound in other world religions too.  Here are a few:

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On September 21, 1995, when milk was offered to Lord Ganesha, the milk was sucked up as if taken from a spoon.  Temples all over India and in fact the rest of the world reported statues of Ganesha drinking milk.

Read ANIL BHANOT account in the New Statesman of America of his experience of Lord Ganesha drinking milk.

Here is a more visual account of the milk drinking miracle:

Despite tests and analysis by scientists, there was no rational explanation for it.

The conclusion was that the Lord Ganesha drinking milk was really an act of God, a genuine miracle.

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muslim miracles

An Indonesian Baiturrahman Grand Mosque that survived the December 27, 2004 earthquake and tsunami which destroyed everything in the vicinity is seen as a modern-day Muslim miracle.

Another example of a Muslim miracle is this Mandarin leaf with Allah’s name on it.

tHE POWER OF UNEXPECTED MIRACLES

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Some of you may have experienced seeming life-changing coincidences that led to your belief in miracles.

Here’s an example of the healing power of miracles.  The course of Beth Elkassih’s life was so dramatically altered that she wrote a book about her experiences.

Here’s a brief but honest overview of her book entitled, “The Power of Unexpected Miracles”.  

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Beth found out that she was pregnant with her 3rd daughter at the age of 40.  Given her age and her high blood pressure, her pregnancy was a high risk one.

From way before Beth even knew that she was pregnant, a

series of unexplainable coincidences took place:

First, her mother, who was terminally ill and not totally lucid, told her sister that Beth was pregnant even before Beth knew that she was pregnant.

Next, the universe conspired, it seems, to have Beth in a hospital environment where she would get the best possible medical care if there was a crisis.

To find out, what exactly Beth’ miracle was and how it shaped her life, you will have to get the book.

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30 comments on “Do You Believe in Miracles?”

  1. After eight years of not being able to conceive a child we were told that children were not a possibility for us. Four and half years later a miracle for us happened, a pregnancy. A baby girl. This was the only pregnancy.

  2. I never noticed any miracle in my life. But I strongly believe in faith and power of the universe. Am from South Asia and the story of Lord Ganesha drinking milk was famous during my school days 🙂 You definitely made me smile now!

  3. I’m not sure I’ve experienced miracles as such, but I’ve had many strange coincidences in my life and instances where I believe fate has intervened. One example is when I met my husband. The chances of us being in the same place at the same time were pretty small. We met in a nightclub miles away from where either of us lived. I was nearly stopped getting there by bad weather. We could both have chosen different dates or different clubs to go to. Yet we still met! We will have been married for 20 years in September this year. I think there are definitely forces at work that we don’t fully understand 🙂

  4. One of my many miracles. Meeting my husband. I didn’t like him at all! Then, my supervisor told me to be quiet and listen to him.It took me ‘listening’ and almost 3 years before I realized how much I love this man. He is the most passionate, spiritual, loving man, God has put in my path. Believe me, I wasn’t looking. Now, almost 22 years later, am still in love with him!

  5. I do believe in miracles! Years ago returning home from a trip, my husband who was driving stopped on the road waiting for the car in front of us to turn left. It was a two lane road. Suddenly I felt very very sleepy and relaxed into my seat. I later learned my husband and our two children in the backseat felt the same. We all stopped talking and sat, zoned out, all staring straight ahead. Moments later we were struck from behind by a pickup truck going 55 mph. He was looking out his side window and never even slowed down before plowing into us. We had injuries but we all survived. The drs said if any of us had been looking out the window or turned talking to each other, the impact would have snapped our necks, even with seatbelts on. I believe we were made drowsy and relaxed to lessen the damage to our bodies. I’m so grateful!

  6. I love that you used examples across different religious traditions…thank you for the nice reminder to keep our eyes open and be aware of the positives and possibilities in any moment ?

  7. Nice post. I haven’t personally witnessed any miracle of the sort been talked in the article but I have received some unexpected opportunities and beautiful souls in my life which i believe is no less than a miracle.

  8. Great post. I do believe in miracles! I recently became a believer when this spring we were called down to the hospital in the middle of the night because the doctors didn’t think my brother would survive the night. We all came to say our goodbyes and pray and he slowly but surely came back, on Easter Sunday of all days. I actually wrote about that miracle here. https://notevenhotjustamess.com/i-believe-in-miracles/
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. I am cautiously optimistic about believing in miracles. I wish I had more faith in it, maybe I just haven’t experienced one yet, or maybe I have and didn’t pay it the attention that it deserved. I’ll keep an open mind, you never know!

    1. Kari, thanks for your comments on my blog concerning miracles. Just you yourself is a miracle Kari! Did you know that you’re are 1 in 400 Trillion?!? That’s the odds of being born on this planet. Many blessings to you.

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