Some of you have heard that line before. Al Michaels, a TV broadcaster for the Winter Olympics, said those words almost exactly 40 years ago as the US men’s hockey team beat the Soviet Union 4-3 in “The Miracle on Ice.” I saw the game and heard Al make that call. It’s one of those sports moments that will live forever.
What is a miracle? I think of something extraordinary with a supernatural, divine intervention. When I read about the life of Jesus, in the New Testament, there are many miracles attributed to him. He fed 5,000 with some bread and a few fish and raised people from the dead. He healed the sick and the lame and he himself rose from the dead. Jesus was busy.
Now that I’m retired I have time to think about stuff that I didn’t have time to think about when I worked. Let me share some of the miracles I’ve seen in the past year.
Waves, washing up on the shore. Shooting stars. A rainbow, after a thunderstorm. Jupiter in the night sky. The night sky. The sky. Watching my grandkids play in the pool. Hummingbirds, coming to my bird feeder. Hiking in the woods. Looking at a deer who was looking at me. Orion. Lightning. Sunsets. (I’m told sunrises are nice too.) Bumblebees. Walking with the one I love. Fireworks.
Miracles don’t always need divine intervention….
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