Miracles are all around us, and we often fail to notice! Cut your finger, and hey presto, it heals! All by itself. Catch a cold, and within a few days you’re back to normal again. For more serious conditions, of course we are glad to have our medical services, who have put so much research in to finding ways to help us get better. But where does the medicine come from? Not from outer space. It’s all here on the earth. God has put so much clever stuff into the world he has created, that we hardly notice it happening. And of course he has given us intelligence and tenacity to research and find the solutions.
I think we can be so familiar with these ‘miraculous’ phenomena, we fail to recognise God at work in our every-day lives.
So it was with Noah, in Genesis 8 v 1. It was by ‘natural’ means that the flood waters receeded. The wind got up, and once the rain had stopped, gradually the water level fell, and dry land began to reappear. God used the natural means to fulfil his purpose.
Look around you and notice the amazing self-healing things God has built into the system of our world. Don’t miss the hand of God, when he is working through the ordinary.