I worked in an industrial setting as a young man. One day, I was involved in a serious accident—only I wasn’t. I slipped while operating a piece of heavy machinery. Both of my legs were underneath this machine—weighing as much as a pickup truck—as it continued rolling. I can’t say that I pulled myself out of harm’s way because I didn’t. Yet I somehow found myself safely back on the platform. I have no way to explain it. Like a miracle, I was unharmed.
Most of us can recall at least one similar experience. How did that car not hit me? Why didn’t I break my ankle on the icy sidewalk? Of course, tragedy still afflicts people of faith and nonbelievers. But today’s first reading reminds us that even amid the direst circumstances, we have our loving and merciful God accompanying us. Consider thanking God today for miracles—seen and unseen.
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