“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
Life is often dark, confusing, and painful. We begin, we live, and we die. But what of our souls? What of the magic and mystery of the human spirit? Does everything have an end? Are we simply material? Is there nothing behind our eyes?
In my personal journey, it has been easy to give into despair, especially when I have believed lies about hope and grace for most of my life. In fact, I’d dare say that the past decade has often been a living hell, dealing with dark nights, loneliness, and frustration with God. But as I continue to heal, I am learning something more and more: life is a miracle.
When we are young we have dreams, we have hope for the future, and we believe we can be more than creatures merely existing towards an eventual death. As life progresses, we lose the childlike wonder and awe of life, trading it in for a “realistic” view of things. Financial pressures and comparison steal the fire that once burned within us, replacing it with a heart of confusion and fear. We begin questioning if we were ever meant for more, or if this is simply a life that is meant to be lived in mediocrity.
Life is a miracle. Life is magical. Life is not just getting by. Life was never just getting by.
Lying in bed at night is often when the magic visits us in silence…A brief phantom. Staring at the ocean in the dark night, waves crashing in the distance, reminds us that we are creatures in a world of incredible wonder. Listening to our favorite music screams into our souls that there is a human desperation that can sometimes only be expressed through melody and rhythm.
We have bought into the lie that we are mere animals, creatures with no intrinsic meaning. But if that is true, why do we long to be more? Why do children dream of a future of immense possibility?
Our souls long for a life filled with miracles. We all crave more, something that can’t be quantified, condensed in a test tube, or revealed on the television. We want to live.
What if we began to look at life as a miracle? What if we realized that our brokenness is simply a dark forest we have to venture through in a journey towards healing? What if God really does exist, extending love to you and me through Jesus’ blood shed on a cross?
What if life is a miracle. That would change everything. It is changing me; it can change you.
You are a miracle and your life is so much more than getting by. I hope you believe that today.