Do you believe in miracles? Who can forget the famous line from sports broadcaster Al Michaels after the U.S. hockey team's stunning upset of Russia in the 1980 Olympic games? I just finished reading, "Miracles," by C.S. Lewis. I can honestly say that I never spent much time thinking about the idea of miracles. I have used the word before, but I never really stopped to think about what it really means to be a miracle. I think people often say events or things are miracles without really understanding the deeper meaning of what they are implying with that statement. People tend to fall into one of two camps, one group of people believes in miracles and the other group does not believe in miracles. Of those two groups, people can be further divided. Some who believe in miracles believe that most everything is a miracle and some others may believe in miracles but believe them to be very rare occurances. C.S. Lewis takes an in depth look at the idea of miracles and defends his belief in miracles in very much the same way that he defended his belief in Christianity in his book Mere Christianity; by first addressing all of the common arguements against the idea of miracles. This method of defending a point of view after addressing all the major arguements against it proves to be very effective.
Your thoughts are welcome. Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts on miracles. Do you believe in miracles? Why or why not? I look forward to hearing your thoughts.