“Everyday Holds the Possibility of a Miracle, I Need a Miracle”

Miracles.

We all need them. We have asked for them. Hell we probably even witnessed them.

Anyone remember Al Michaels asking us all, “Do you believe in miracles?” during the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Games?

Or how about when you forgot to study for one of your tests, perhaps a final, tell me you weren’t looking for a miracle then.

A “Hail Mary” play or pass. We all look for it. Hope for it. Perhaps even pray for it. Just a little hope for the “improbable”.

Have you ever heard of the saying,“Be realistic: Plan for a miracle”?

Farmers pleading for rain. Unemployed looking for work. Lost looking to be found. Ying wanting Yang. Lassie saving Timmy in the well. (for you who do not know what this means, ask your parents, if they are over 55. If not, ask me.) They can all be “miracles”.

Not to take a miracle lightly, it is just sometimes a term we use.

I listen to a lot of music. A lot of different kinds. Genres. Artists.

One of them is a Christian band by the name of “Third Day”. They do not fit the normal “profile” of a Christian band…whatever that may be. They sound more along the lines of a band of Christians playing rock/southern rock music. They have a new disc out called “Miracle”. And one of the songs on it is “I Need a Miracle”. It is one of my favorite songs of last year. Makes you wanna move your feet, but also makes you think. And it did just that to me…made me think.

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

It made me think of the everyday miracles we see. Take for granted. How they come to us. Perhaps things we do not even think of as a miracle in the societal sense of the word.

Look around each day and I am sure you can see one or more. Perhaps you are one. Something has happened to you that was “surprising”. Unexpectedly good. Impossible? Improbable?

So pause. Stop for a moment to take inventory. Of yourself and what you have and have done. Of your love, loved ones and gifts of love. Look at what you have instead of what you don’t have. Look at how and who brought you the miracle.

In the song I mentioned above, there are lyrics that say..

“Well no matter who you are and no matter what you’ve done
There will come a time when you can’t make it on your own”

So look at those who have helped you. Helped you today. Helped you get to where you are today. Perhaps someone helped you cross the street and manuever through treacherous traffic, or maybe they helped you simply pick up something you dropped.

Miracles? Perhaps. Who’s to say they aren’t?

As Al Michaels said, “Do you believe in miracles?”

I certainly do. I have seen them. And am thankful for them.

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  1. Great blog. I, too, have been thinking about the 1980 USA Hockey Team lately. I certainly believe in daily miracles – I am an everything is a miracle type person . . . and look forward to downloading the disc. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Thanks Deb. another song that I like us Hit Me Like a Bomb, enjoy and I will let you know when I go back to Sarah Bush

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  2. I just remember working at a hotel next door to Busch Stadium in the early 80’s, and Al Michaels stayed there, and he was a completely arrogant and mean-spirited individual. I can understand how one trip to St. Louis might get you down, but every trip? He was never pleasant. Always condescending to the help. Do I believe in miracles? Maybe, but I don’t think Al Michaels is worth quoting in any context.

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    • Sorry you feel that way and have had a bad experience with Al Michaels. But his quote represents something amazing for many of us. And that is the reason for the reference. Hope you see your miracle.

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