It's easy to take familiar things for granted. I really try not to do that, but, reminders are always good. One of Randy's relatives posted a link of their daughter singing, "Ordinary Miracle," on Facebook not long ago. I had heard the song before, but until I did a little research, I didn't remember that the song was in the movie, Charlotte's Web.
Besides listening to the Facebook link, I searched online for the lyrics. The words again came back to me as Randy and I went out for an after-lunch drive.
As we walked to the pickup, we were serenaded by snow geese flying overhead, looking like sewing stitches in a clear blue sky.
Nothing says miracle like new baby calves.
After our sashay through the "maternity ward," we took a side trip to nearby Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. The last time we'd driven through Quivira, there was no water at all due to extreme drought. We still haven't had much rain or snow, so I was surprised to see a little water in the Little Salt Marsh.
That day, the sun hopscotched its way across the ice, and that seemed like a miracle, too. Shortly thereafter, I got this email devotional:
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! ... When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him, the son of man that You care for him? Psalm 8:1a, 3-4 (NIV)
A Time to Think
The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.
—Robert Holden, Ph.D
A Time to Act
Recognize the infinite possibilities of God’s work.
A Time to Pray
I decided to use "file" photos from Kim's County Line to illustrate the lyrics of Ordinary Miracle. If you'd like to listen to the Sarah McLachlan version, it's at the bottom of this post.
|Our Rattlesnake Pasture - February 2023|
Oh, Kim, this is so very beautiful! Thank you.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Helen!Delete