Divine Intervention

Ever since Pastor Dave’s message on ghosts, I have been thinking about how God communicates to us.

How do you hear God? How can we become better at listening and recognizing God in our lives? Yes – quiet time is a good answer, and I think anticipating and expecting God’s presents and presence in our lives are key, too.

This is the way I look at it:

Miracles-- a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.

  • Supernatural occurrences
  • moving a glass off the table
  • tipping over a picture frame
  • a big sign when we are not paying attention
  • a message when we are in desperate need of intervention
  • several common occurrences in a string (not a coincidence)
  • whispers, voices, or loud thoughts in your head  

Blessings-- God's favor and protection

  • When Heaven and earth meet
  • Everything God provides

God Winks-- An event or personal experience, often identified as coincidence, so astonishing that it is seen as a sign of divine intervention, especially when perceived as the answer to a prayer

  • God peeking down at us and showing us his humor
  • God saying, “I’ll show you how I can change things around for your delight.”
  • Little miracles or blessings in a series

Can I share a God Wink? My youngest son (living in Lakewood, NJ) is newly dating (just a month) a lovely young lady (living in Baltimore). Months ago, he planned a trip home to Denver for Spring Break. He had a couple days of weather-related delays, so he was able to schedule an extra date with Rachel. Can you see God up there, giggling, rubbing his hands together, and saying, “Don’t worry about this little inconvenience, Daniel; I’m going to make this turn out super sweet for you. – I’ve got you covered!”

Then, also planned months ago was his return trip – with a detour for a classmate’s wedding. Guess where the detour and wedding is? Yes, you got it ---Baltimore! How fun is that!

Jill Maclay

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