Today’s Scripture Selection: Psalm 77:14

“You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.”

I know some folks who have been become rather jaded; sort of cynical.

It’s sad to see it.

What has made them this way?  When, at what exact point – or after what series of life events – did they lose their childlike wonder and faith?

When did they stop looking at sunrises and sunsets?  When did they start saying things like “you can’t win” or “it’s no use” or “that’s just the way it is”?

When did these poor souls stop believing in the capacity of people to do something good for others or show genuine love, without any self-serving motive?

When did they start believing that “life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be”?

What about their experience of life, or their genetic makeup, or their attitude about religion, or their feelings about being hurt – or something else entirely different – has caused them to give up, stop living, and just exist?

When did they stop believing – if they ever did – in the miraculous?

I can’t answer this.

But it’s sad to see.

The good news is it doesn’t have to happen to you.

With a little faith (Jesus said only as much as a tiny mustard seed) and a little hope and some willingness to trust, I believe life can still be a wonderful journey highlighted by great depth of purpose and meaning.

I am also “foolish” enough to believe that the Psalmist is right.

“You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.”

That’s what makes even this broken world of ours a very beautiful place.

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for the miraculous way you touch our lives with your love – every single day.  AMEN.

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