The existence of Earth is a miracle given the vastness of the universe. Scientists haven’t discovered anything like it yet. On earth itself, the miraculous abounds. All these are signs that we should live each day with gratitude.
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
– Romans 1:20
God is a worker of miracles. Certainly when compared to human abilities.
In Job Chapter 38:4-5, God reminds Job of the miracle of creation:
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?”
Job didn’t know and neither do any of us now with thousands of years of learning and technology behind us. We know how gravity behaves but we do not know how it “is.” Mathematics has not only the ability to describe and explain things – math can miraculously predict phenomena in the physical world. Whether we invented math or simply discovered it is highly debated.
Science constantly tells us that the universe is teeming with life and there is a multitude of Earth-like planets. But where is this life? Has it been found and specifically located? No. Those words are all presumptions. The fact is, by all measures, Earth is one of the most unique places in the entire universe. For now, Earth is one-of-a-kind. A miracle planet with none like it.
“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 on Earth is a miracle in itself. Precision systems keep everything running since time immemorial. The moon is positioned at precisely the perfect distance. Earth itself is positioned at the perfect distance from the Sun.
Humans are miraculous, too. There is no other living creature that comes close, not even great apes containing 98 percent of the same DNA. That two percent, apparently, makes all the difference.
For some people, having been born is a miracle. Some people have miraculously overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles in life, surviving challenges, injuries, disease, or numerous other circumstances.
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
–1 Thessalonians 5:18
Life truly is a miracle, and it’s something every single one of us needs to be grateful for each and every day and express our gratitude for.
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
No matter what happens each day, remember that it is a day the Lord made, created for good, even if evil people choose to do bad things. In the end, God will make all things right.
“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,”
Live each day as if it is a miracle and thank God for it.
“Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,”
– Ephesians 5:20