In all honesty, it took me awhile to come up with this article. Not because I was particularly busy, it was more of the fact that I had spent the past four months basking in God’s silence, contemplative silence to be exact. Plus the fact that I was foolishly waiting for one more miracle to happen to justify this contributed article.
On a light-hearted note, the silence was more of a one-way traffic – God being stoically silent. There were tough days when I literally felt that God had abandoned me as I prayed fervently for God to intervene in my trivial problems on planet Earth. You see, I have never failed to be on the receiving end of HIS AMAZING GRACE in the past, even before I accepted HIM as my Lord and Savior. I have been the undeserving recipient of God’s countless miracles to me. For my personal journey has been nothing short of miracles after miracles. The creation of you and me is a miracle in itself. The birth of my healthy and happy son is a miracle. The clinching of a dream job after going through a retrenchment is a miracle.
Miracles do happen, and all in God’s perfect timing! How do we know? Through the same God who performed the miracle of feeding five thousand people with five loaves and two fish, with abundance left over, the same God who allowed the man who was born blind see, and, yes, without a doubt, the same God who changed water into wine at the wedding of Cana! My son recently finished reading a hardcover children’s book called “Daniel and the Lions’ Den” and commented excitedly “There were three lions and none of them ate Daniel. A miracle indeed!”
I read a recent article on the late actor Sir Alec Guinness, best known for playing the character Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars. The actor was unsure where the topic of religion was concerned and even went on an exploration journey to discover more of the myriad of religions available out there. Thereafter, his son contracted polio and the actor made a pact with God that if God could heal his son, he would himself become a true believer and that he would allow his son to become one too if he wanted. A miracle happened and the rest is history!
When in doubt, never fail to remember that Job in the Book of Job in the Bible, spent the first 37 chapters of the Book of Job, complaining and whining, suffering total silence from the God he served. It is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible, a beautiful masterpiece which spoke of God’s omnipotence and the comforting assurance that HE is always with us. May your heart be lifted with joy this Christmas season for the wonderful and ultimate gift of Jesus Christ. May you never fail to believe in miracles, both big and small!
Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Contributing Writer (Agnes Siau)
A proud mother of one. A dreamer till this age.
I started to cook only at the age of 35, simply because my curiosity in cooking was not piqued till my later stage in life.
My accompanying life motto has been Sun Tzu’s “Minimum Effort, Maximum Result”.