1. an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.
2. such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God.
3. a wonder; marvel.
4. a wonderful or surpassing example of some quality
God spoke and creation burst forth. He sent swarms of frogs, ate the earth with locust and brought all of Egypt into utter darkness to display His power to Pharaoh and free His people Israel. He fed His people with manna from heaven in their wandering in the wilderness. He brought down a taunting giant with David's slingshot. He entered the world as a baby born of a virgin. Jesus healed the lame. Gave sight to the blind. Brought the dead back to life. After a relentless trial and crucifixion, the Christ - dead and buried - defeated death and rent open the grave. These are just a few recorded in His Word. John said that if all the things Jesus did had been written, the world itself could not contain the books. His followers were known to cast out demons and heal the sick in Jesus' name. Miracles of all sorts continue. In my short life, I've seen more than you might suspect, heard about plenty more from the saints scattered around the world, and believe very much in the possibility of the miraculous.
On a level that definitely differs from the creation of the mountains and stars, but is no less apt to produce wonder, there are quite a few entirely explainable occurances that nonetheless seem to shout the wonder of God's creative and even miraculous work. Life as we live it is full of them.
This fall, the Dawkins house is experiencing what I consider to be nothing short of a miracle though it is admittedly of the more common sort: the gift a new little life.
Monday we went to the doctor and heard a tiny heart beating inside of me. Little hands, feet, fingers and toes are growing and moving at this very moment. God is knitting together a little Dawkins baby.
That's right...for those of you who need it in prose: Baby Dawkins is due May 16!!!
Miraculous life. What a gift from God. We are more than a little excited.