Miracles May Happen

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Miracles May Happen

No one should depend on a miracle to save them. If a miracle has saved you once, you must not depend on a miracle to rescue you a second time.  – Zohar 21

 

What is really a miracle? Some of us see miracles every day. We see the birth of a baby, the falling of leaves, heroic acts as everyday miracles. Alternatively, some may think miracles are rare, spectacular events. They think of the burning bush or the parting of the Red Sea. However, we understand that we cannot depend upon a miracle to save us. Of course, Divine intervention would be welcome when we feel overwhelmed by life’s challenges. However, it is one thing to be open and receptive to the out-of-ordinary experiences and quite another to expect such an event to save us. We cannot sit back and wait for miracles to fix our lives by saving us from disasters or changing our mood or fortunes.

Instead of waiting, no doubt in vain, for that miracle to occur, we can seek opportunities to make seemingly miraculous changes in others’ lives. By being actively involved in life and grateful for the opportunities that come our way, each of us can be the bearer of small miracles for others.

 

Taken from Rabbi Lori Forman-Jacobi

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