The Miracle of Us
When I really look at my sons, I see my whole family. I see my eyes and hair color, their father’s hairline and body structure, my brother’s nose, my mother’s chin, and my father’s smile, complete with dimples. When I take the time to scrutinize these tiny details, I am always amazed by the living, breathing miracles before me. Is there anything in all creation that highlights the wonder and power of God more than the miracle of another life?
The process which produces another life defies logic. Scientific explanations do not begin to explain this to my satisfaction. The idea that cells can split and multiply and manage to get the right cells in the right place over and over, billions and billions of times, defies my rational thinking processes.
Faced with this realization, I am led to praise God again and again for the miracle that I see in my sons and the miracle that I see in me. This is the time when I feel truly close to God and truly thankful to have been created in God’s image.
—Ms. Carol Morris Ramsay
- Who do you look like? Describe to another person which of your traits come from which family member.
- What impact is there on your self-esteem when you consider that you were created in the image of God?
- How do you show appreciation for the miracle of life that you have been given?
How Do I Act?
- Create a scrapbook with candid snapshots of your church family. Pass this around at the next fellowship activity. Invite others to contribute items to the scrapbook and continue to provide a living tribute to the life of your church.
- Make a list of ways that you could enhance the quality of life for members of your family, co-workers, and community. Pick one or two of these and implement them. Keep track of your progress. Refer back to the list occasionally. You may find that you have made a significant contribution to your world.
- Think of the people who have added to your life either by encouraging you to achieve your goals or by providing more tangible forms of help. Send a few thank you notes to these people letting them know exactly how it was that they helped you become the terrific person you are today.