A Blessing Just Isn’t Enough

July 7, 2024 at 6:11 p.m.

By Sarah Hollcraft, Fiat Ventures

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Can you recall a moment when you saw God? Not an actual physical man standing in the clouds, but something happened, and you said, “Thanks God. I saw that.” Well, these are moments I call miracles. Other people say good luck. Other Christians say blessings. But let’s not sell God short. Our life is a miracle made up of miracles. The opportunity we have every day to encounter God is the definition of a miracle—a divinely natural phenomenon experienced humanly as the fulfillment of spiritual law. Calling it a blessing just isn’t enough.

Today I experienced a miracle. To keep a long story short, someone offered me an exciting role that I haven’t prayed or hoped for in months. Some people would say it was good luck. Some Christians would say it’s a blessing. But I know it’s a miracle, because if this was in my control, it would have never happened. And I will boast of my weaknesses if it means being a witness to this…

I do not have the courage to speak up for the things I want.

I do not have the intelligence to have conceived of this role as a possibility.

I do not even have the faith to pray for it boldly with no conditions attached.

Calling it a blessing just isn’t enough.

When Jesus was born in this world, most people didn’t know the miraculous circumstances of this event. Most people didn’t know that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and was literally God made flesh. Yet did they not watch Him grow up? Did the Nazoreans not play with Him, teach Him, speak with Him? Did they really not notice that He was miraculous? Did they not see that Mary was miraculous? These questions run unanswered through my head, that is until I hear my coworker praise science as the answer to everything. Until I hear myself complain about my so-called boring life. How many times do we have to encounter God before we acknowledge the miraculous nature of His constant presence in our lives. We’ve witnessed miracle after miracle and still we say, “Is He not the carpenter?” His work on this earth is so much more than a wooden chair and table. It’s unmatchable and inconceivable by any human that has and will ever live, so let’s be a witness to this and recognize His miraculous movement in creation. Calling it a blessing just isn’t enough.



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Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Can you recall a moment when you saw God? Not an actual physical man standing in the clouds, but something happened, and you said, “Thanks God. I saw that.” Well, these are moments I call miracles. Other people say good luck. Other Christians say blessings. But let’s not sell God short. Our life is a miracle made up of miracles. The opportunity we have every day to encounter God is the definition of a miracle—a divinely natural phenomenon experienced humanly as the fulfillment of spiritual law. Calling it a blessing just isn’t enough.

Today I experienced a miracle. To keep a long story short, someone offered me an exciting role that I haven’t prayed or hoped for in months. Some people would say it was good luck. Some Christians would say it’s a blessing. But I know it’s a miracle, because if this was in my control, it would have never happened. And I will boast of my weaknesses if it means being a witness to this…

I do not have the courage to speak up for the things I want.

I do not have the intelligence to have conceived of this role as a possibility.

I do not even have the faith to pray for it boldly with no conditions attached.

Calling it a blessing just isn’t enough.

When Jesus was born in this world, most people didn’t know the miraculous circumstances of this event. Most people didn’t know that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and was literally God made flesh. Yet did they not watch Him grow up? Did the Nazoreans not play with Him, teach Him, speak with Him? Did they really not notice that He was miraculous? Did they not see that Mary was miraculous? These questions run unanswered through my head, that is until I hear my coworker praise science as the answer to everything. Until I hear myself complain about my so-called boring life. How many times do we have to encounter God before we acknowledge the miraculous nature of His constant presence in our lives. We’ve witnessed miracle after miracle and still we say, “Is He not the carpenter?” His work on this earth is so much more than a wooden chair and table. It’s unmatchable and inconceivable by any human that has and will ever live, so let’s be a witness to this and recognize His miraculous movement in creation. Calling it a blessing just isn’t enough.


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