Reports came out last week that Bible scholars believe the legendary Ark of the Covenant from the Old Testament accounts may have been moved to Africa after it was taken out of Israel. The Ark is said to be a gold-covered wooden chest containing two stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments – which Moses brought down from Mount Sinai – are written. It is also said to contain other biblical items such as Aaron’s rod, which is thought to have magical powers. For believers, this is a miracle proving the accuracy of Biblical accounts.
This is not the first account of archaeological findings proving Biblical history. Noah’s ark has been reported in the mountains of Turkey for decades. As archaeologists dig more, I feel certain more will be discovered.
Ask Adam Walker if he believes in miracles. A British long distance swimmer, he was rescued in 2014 by a pod of dolphins as he swam in the Cook Strait. When he looked below, he saw a Great White Shark swimming directly beneath him as he prepared to attack. The dolphins closed tight around the swimmer and escorted him for the next 90 minutes – only leaving him when he was safely out of harm’s way. “The dolphins swam with me until the shark eventually went away. I felt really wedged in by them and so I felt very protected.”
Miracles, big or small, too often we take them for granted. Miracles happen, every day, every minute. Being alive and breathing and loving and learning – miracles. Christ’s love imbued in the scent of a rose or the laughter of a child – miracles. Miracles are simply our shifted perspective of awareness and our noticing that God’s love is everywhere, all around us. All of God’s love, right here with us in every moment creating a never-ending river of miracles all ready to be noticed and celebrated and shared.
God is in control of it all, working in our lives, showing us miracles, big or small, every single day. Are you looking for them?
Micah 7:15 “As in the days when you came out from the land of Egypt, I will show you miracles.”