I Am Truly a Miracle
Are You a Miracle Too?
Like the lives of many who are reading this, my life is not picture perfect. The history I have lived is undoubtedly less rocky than the lives of scores of others. Being a survivor of an assault pregnancy at the tender age of fourteen does not make me a miracle, however. Although I was blessed to go on to finish high school and college, marry, and have children, is also not the reason.
For 16 years (and counting), I survived a BRC1 breast cancer diagnosis the gene for which killed all of my female predecessors. Although beating the odds makes me eternally grateful, this is notthe reason I am a miracle either. My entire life is filled with all of the usual (and some not so usual) difficulties, yet, that is not the reason either.
The True Miracle
My very existence exemplifies the true miracle. I exist because God, the Creator, deigned to create me. He made me, “A little less than the angels“. I live and move and have my being while benefitting from the glories of God’s creation. I am His offspring.
For in him we live, and move, and are; as some also of your own poets said: For we are also his offspring.Acts 17:28
Every breath and other function of my body is miraculous evidence of how “wonderfully and fearfully” I “was made“.
I will give thanks unto thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Wonderful are thy works; And that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139
The soul instilled in me at birth provides the means for attaining Eternal Life. That, too, is miraculous. An underserved supernatural gift.
As a member of the family of God, I have unrestricted access to the sacraments. If I stray from God through my decisions and sinfully choose worldly wants instead of God, confession makes my soul clean again. By washing away my prideful disobedience, I am made a new (miraculous) creation.
Having had the joy of forgiveness, I am invited to fully participate in the Supper of the Lamb. Not only am I an adopted member of His family, His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity are in me. I am His Temple!
I am a beloved child of God, and in union with Jesus Christ Our Lord, A member of His family. Jesus, the Savior of the world, is my Brother. I am His and He is mine. What a miracle, that as unworthy as I am, that this supernatural gift is available to me. May I remain in grace and never stray far from His side. Amen, alleluia!
Beautiful reflections! Indeed we are a miracle because of God’s great love for us and being created and sustained by God. And how wonderful to be able to share in his own life through grace. It is a foretaste of the full union with God in heaven.
Please permit me to make an observation: Though your reflecion states, “The soul instilled in me at birth…” I presume you would agree that our soul was given to us even before birth.
Thank you for your reflections!