Big miracles or small miracles
Monday, December 03, 2012
For those who have read my blogs over time, you will likely know that I am a convinced theist. I am not very dogmatic about these beliefs. When Paul said, “I see through a mirror but darkly…” Cor. 13:12 that hits the mark very close for me. I am fully convinced that my theology is more wrong, than right, and therefore will not trouble any one by attempting to correct his/her beliefs.
My experience leads me to believe in miracles. I have, on rare occasions, experience events that I can only attribute to mysteries beyond my understanding. Some of these have been “Big Miracles” and some have been “Small Miracles”
In Luke when Jesus raises the little girl from the dead, that is a “Big Miracle” when he has the people giver her something to eat, that is a “Small Miracle”. I am mostly convinced that occasionally God does “Big Miracles”, and that occasionally others do “Small Miracles”.
With my sister’s situation, I am hoping for a “Big Miracle”, but I will be okay with a “Small Miracle”.
It appears that the treatments over the weekend may give us all some time, and in particular, give Debi and her girls some time. If she responds well to the Chemo it should buy her from a couple of months to a year and half. That is not the “Small Miracle”, a “Small Miracle” in this instance might be something like, Debi and her daughters being able to make good use of the time, to resolve any issues between them so that when she dies she is at peace with her life and with her daughters, and the are at peace with her.
I will do my best to help the “Small Miracle” process and leave “Big Miracles” in God’s hands.
For me, the “Small Miracles” are the ones which ordinary everyday people can perform, by exercising our ability to do small acts of kindness to each other. My familie’s current situations reminds me, and I am taking the opportunity to remind you, “Remember all the countless little ways we can enrich the world we living by doing some small little thing, some random act of kindness.”