The Miracle Salon

5 05 2014

The sign announced the Grand Opening. The Miracle Hair Salon is opening up on a corner near my house. I smiled as I drove by, imagining the conversations that would take place in the coming days. “My hair is a mess. I need a miracle!” “It is going to take a miracle for me to look good enough for this reunion.” “Do you have a miracle that will get the gum out of this head of hair?”

Sometimes I wish there was a miracle salon. Someplace where I could go, plunk down my credit card, and get a miracle. I like the idea of being able to order up a miracle to suit my needs, answer my pain, or ease my way. But that isn’t the way God works. His extraordinary power fills our ordinary moments. He gives us more miracles in a day than we ever notice. He paints beauty on the petals of a flower, pulls the tides of the ocean onto the beach, brushes the tips of the mountains with snow, and filters sunlight through the clouds.

Every time we see God’s movement in the world, we are witnessing something amazing. Our God who is outside of time moves in time to answer prayers, walk in our sorrows, transform our hearts, and give us what our hearts so desperately need. When we need a miracle, God gives us something so much greater than a momentary solution, He gives us Himself.

My Jesus Resolution today is to pay attention. God is here. God is moving all around me. He answers before I ask. He sees to my needs before I know them myself. He fills the world with beauty, color, texture, flavor, and joy simply because He loves me. I don’t need a miracle salon. I need open eyes to see the miracles that are taking place all around me every day.



2 responses

5 05 2014

Reblogged this on Leo Woodman.

6 05 2014
Karen L. Underwood

Thank you for another great devotion. I love nature. You pointed us to look at God’s beauty all around us. Thank you for reminding me to take time today to see that God is indeed here.


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