Oh, What A Miracle!

Oh, What a Miracle!

by Janet Stobie

Life Is Great!
Life Is Great!

We have our vacation Bible School Program, VIBE, travelling throughout our Presbytery once again this summer. One of the songs we’re using this year is “Oh, What a Miracle” by Hap Palmer. It has glorious actions and a fabulous simple message – Oh What a Miracle Am I. That’s it.  Every adult and child who sings this song using their whole body finishes feeling good about themselves.

As Christians that’s a huge part of our message. Whatever words you use to describe or explain creation, the bottom line is that this world is a series of miracles – one of which is we human beings. Our bodies are made to heal themselves if at all possible. Scientists have learned that even our brains can develop new pathways when the old ones become blocked. We are truly and wonderfully made.

I believe it is important to know the beauty and delight of all creation. We can only receive that knowledge into our hearts when we accept and understand the wonder of our own bodies. We are miracles. Every time I see a new born baby I am overwhelmed with the beauty of creation. Even the persistence of weeds that return after we think we have removed the entire root, remind us of the desire to live that is built into our world. Whether you use words like creation or evolution or big bang to explain the existence of our amazing earth, I know that we all begin with God’s goodness.

In the beginning, before anything at the source of the splitting of the first cell, as the big bang happened, in the beginning there was God. And here today, there are you and I. Please take a moment to sing or shout, whisper or bellow, “Oh What a Miracle am I.”

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.                      I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful.
I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:13-14)


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