Miracles are like Earthquakes. A few are monumental, life changing events, while most pass by imperceptibly and unnoticed.
Miracles do happen, it is an undeniable fact, yet we only seem to notice those miracles that are grand in scope. Jesus’ raising the dead, turning the water into wine, healing the leaper, and then resurrecting from the dead, the mother who lifts the car off her trapped child, are all examples of what we commonly refer to as miracles. However, I challenge you to learn to recognize miracles in your everyday life. Is it not a miracle when the grass grows, when you wake in the morning to the beautiful sunlight, when a new baby is born, when you find that $20 bill you forgot about having?
Just like earthquakes, miracles happen all the time and in various magnitudes. To be limited to only recognizing the great ones is to accept only a small portion of the marvelous, fantastic world of the creation.
The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that more than 1.3 million earthquakes occur each year, which is approximately 3561 per day. Yet, annually, fewer than 1300 are of a magnitude of 5 or greater. So, less than .1% of earthquakes are of any consequence – by comparison, do we then consider 99.9% of miracles inconsequential?