Miracles of Nature and Earth
Albert Einstein summarized: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Miracles follow faith. Those who have faith see the miracles all around us.
We are surrounded by the wonderous miracles of nature. The miracles of nature are countless.
The Human Body
The human body is overwhelming complex. Yet, it works, and it works amazingly well. The body is miraculous, and each organ is remarkable.
The Human Eye
Each eye has a self-focusing lens. The two eyes work together to give us a single three-dimensional image. The two eyes are separated to give us depth perception.
Our eyes can distinguish up to one million color surfaces. Our eyes can take in more information than the largest man-made telescope.
The Human Heart
The human heart is an incredible pump. It has four delicate valves that control direction and flow of the blood. These valves open and close more than 100,000 times a day—36 million times a year.
The human heart creates enough pressure to pump blood through 60,000 miles of vessels. The heart pumps 6 quarts of blood, circulating three times every minute. In one day, your blood travels 12,000 miles.
The Body’s Defense System
The human body has an amazing defense system. Our skin keeps the bad stuff out and the good stuff in. The skin senses sharp objects and warns us about injury causing cold or heat. In response to infection, the body generates antibodies.
Many Christians these days believe that miracles are something that used to happen in the past – that it was meant for the time of Moses and the disciples, but not for our modern age. However, nothing could be more far from the truth. With as many as 7.6 billion people living on our planet, the need for God’s miracles on Earth are even more needed now.
The issue is that many miracles go unnoticed these days between all of the noise and tasks fighting for our attention. We may not hear about the miracles that are happening every day, but this is only because they are not being spoken about as loudly and as often as everything else going on in the world.
Below are five modern miracles that have happened recently that deserve our attention. Our God is powerful and these miracles are reminders that God is at work in our lives today and forever.
Back in March of 2015 an unfortunate loss of control caused Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck to land her car in the Spanish Fork River in Utah. 14 hours passed before police officers and firefighters appeared on the scene to discover the car hanging upside down over the icy cold water.
The first responders reported that before anyone could even get into the car they heard an adult voice cry out, “Help me!” from inside of the car. However, they found that the voice could not have come from Groesbeck as it was quickly apparent that she had most likely died from the impact.
What they found instead was Groesbeck’s young 18-month-old daughter named Lily, buckled into her car seat but hanging upside down just above the water. How was this little girl able to survive hanging like that for 14 hours in the freezing weather? Where did the adult voice that called out for help come from? The rescuers could not explain the answers to these mysteries.
In September of 2014 Ruby Graupera-Cassirmiro was undergoing a cesarean section for her baby girl who was about to be born. Unfortunately, Graupera-Cassirmiro had amniotic fluid from the placenta leak into her bloodstream during the procedure causing her to go completely unconscious.
Amniotic Fluid Embolism is very rare, but because it can trigger heart and lung collapse and massive bleeding, this type of childbirth emergency can be very serious for the mother’s life.
For three hours the doctors tried to revive Graupera-Cassimiro until they decided that they would have to invite the family in to say their last goodbyes. What should have been a very joyous day for the family had very quickly turned into a day of mourning.
Suddenly, after 45 minutes without a pulse, a huge miracle happened and Graupera-Cassimiro’s heart began to beat all on its own. She said that during her experience with death she felt as if she was floating down a tunnel with other spiritual beings who were surrounded in light.
The new mother had a complete recovery with no brain damage and got to meet her very healthy baby girl shortly after.