Miracles | Richard Jones

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I had been thinking of sharing something for this Lenten season perhaps from Wendell Berry or Mary Oliver, but, once again, Rev. James E. Laurence provides a timely post. I love the turn in the final four lines and, having just perused the headlines for the day, it’s a timely reminder of the miracle we are daily invited to share in the middle of life’s storms. “Come to me all who are weary and heavy laden…”

My Pastoral Ponderings

What is a miracle? There are lots of miracles recorded in the Bible, as this poem reminds us. But, still, what is a miracle, especially in this time that “is not the age of miracles”? Perhaps the greatest miracle of our time is faith – simply trusting in God’s loving presence, even in this modern age, and being able to rest in our faith, even as the storms rage around us. This is a simple, but moving poem, about the miracle of faith, and the rest that our faith can offer our world-weary souls.

Miracles | Richard Jones

I need to witness miracles today— a river turned to blood, water become wine, a burning coal touching the prophet’s lips, black ravens swooping down to bring a starving man bread and meat, a poor fisherman raising the dead! I’ve heard theologians say this is not the age of miracles, but still…

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