When I took up medicine, I was and still am often asked, ‘do you believe in miracles?’ If they have the time to listen to me, I often share this anecdote that I read long ago, but whose source still remains unknown;
God was once approached by a scientist who said, “Listen God, we’ve decided we don’t need you anymore. These days we can clone people, transplant organs and do all sorts of things that used to be considered miraculous.”
God replied, “Don’t need me huh? How about we put your theory to the test. Why don’t we have a competition to see who can make a human being, say, a male human being.”
The scientist agrees, so God declares they should do it like he did in the good old days when he created Adam.
“Fine” says the scientist as he bends down to scoop up a handful of dirt.”
“Whoa!” says God, shaking his head in disapproval. “Not so fast. You get your own dirt.”
Wikipedia defines miracle as ‘an event not explicable by natural or scientific laws. Such an event may be attributed to a supernatural being (especially a deity), magic, a miracle worker, a saint, or a religious leader.’
That defines my stand on miracles. I may not be a religious person and definitely not a ritualistic one, but that doesn’t stop me for being a believer in a power that’s higher than me and has the capability of making things possible that logic cannot explain.
When I say, ‘a feathery ice crystal, typically displaying delicate six-fold symmetry’, what image does it conjure? And the moment I replace it with one word, Snowflake, don’t our eyes widen with amazement? There…. That is a what a miracle does to you.
Witnessing a child birth, in my opinion, is a life altering event and I have seen many a sceptic convert, when they cry out in wonder and awe on seeing one. Miracle is a matter of belief, if you don’t you will still pass through life but if you do, you’ll find one in the perfect whorls of a rose, packed in every pomegranate seed and in every peg of orange that you would otherwise have mindlessly popped in your mouth.
Coming back to the question I’m asked ‘do you believe in miracles?’….for those who do not have the time for my little anecdote, my answer to them is simple, “Unless I don’t, I would not be able to do my job!”
I’m Writing Bravely for the Write Tribe Festival of Words – March 2019 hosted by Write Tribe
I have used the the word prompt “Miracle”
FOW Participation Badge
Write Tribe Festival of Words