We pray for miracles, expecting SOMETHING to happen… outside of ourselves… over there… so we can see it.
It may be the simplest lesson of the Bible that I am just now understanding… a little bit.
The lesson… God works through humanity. Through you and me. Through people.
Through the humanity of His son, Jesus.
The realization of His daily miracles happening through people has been brought to my attention, or shown to me lately, and most recently He used my wife and I to help a young lady that my wife works with.
To you, and me, at this stage of our lives, car trouble is more of a inconvenient nuisance than a potential death knell… we have family we can call to get to the store, to get to work… we can ask a co-worker for a ride while the car is in the shop… or we may have our own personal “loaner”… you know, “the third car,” it usually isn’t much to look at, but it starts, stops, runs & drives… and the heater works… maybe not the radio, but the heater works… if you don’t lose it’s knob that keeps falling off.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been in that young lady’s shoes back in the day. It’s why I started working on cars myself. I had five kids, 1 good mini-van, and 1 truck.
And with five kids you tend not to have discretionary income budgeted for routine vehicle maintenance.
Back then I worked for a 501c3 Non-profit that took in vehicle donations to sell for income for it’s youth programs.
Hanging around those mechanics, and doing some of the work myself, I was able to pick up enough skills in order to keep my own vehicles at home running and on the road. For years!
That truck I had, had over 297,000 miles on it.
I feel like I grew up there.
God gave me learning opportunity, after learning opportunity… and I took advantage of them.
But really… He was just training me.
He was endowing me with His spirit, with His compassion, and with a little bit of mechanical interest brought out by own necessity.
And for what?
For the day when a young girl comes walking into work, crying her eye’s out because her car is broke… again… twice in the last three weeks… with the first time repair costing over $1000.00… and now with it chugging, bucking, and snorting… scaring her half to death.
She didn’t have the first $1000.00.
God in His infinite mercy, had my wife put an arm around her and say, “Don’t worry, I’ll have Dave look at it.”
So when your looking for a miracle… just look em’ in the eye… or maybe, just maybe… take a look in the mirror.