Dear TLS Community,
How often have we heard this expression?
It’s a miracle we made it through that storm unscathed.
Wasn’t it a miracle how that train stopped in time?
It’s a miracle how she recovered from her illness.
What a miracle there weren’t more people hurt!
Miracles quite often have connotations of huge events, large happenings that are somewhat unbelievable, sometimes mysterious and often hard or impossible to explain how or why. We see them in our lives and in the lives of others and are amazed at the outcome. Whilst there are those that think it is just ‘luck’, I believe that there is more to it than that.
I wonder sometimes though whether we miss out on the less obvious miracles in our lives. One I am constantly amazed by is the workings of the human body, how we breathe without conscious effort, how the respiratory and circulatory systems work in harmony, how our body has a great capacity to heal itself, how our brain controls so many things in our whole body, and on we could go. This is not luck, or chance, it is a God made miracle.
Jesus performed miracles throughout His earthly ministry (eg Mark 1:21-42), from turning water in to wine to raising the dead to life. His purpose? To focus people on God, His love and the power He has over everything, so they could see His love for His people.
And so it should be for us now. Whether the miracles are large or small, obvious or taken for granted, all still point to how God is showing His love for us by caring for us, and His power over everything.
May we appreciate these miracles as our school progresses, the large and the small, acknowledging that God is in control and at work in our school community.
God’s richest blessings,