Something Wonderful!


Definition for a miracle:

A miracle, is a fortuitous event believed to be caused by interposition of divine intervention by a supernatural being in the universe by which the ordinary course and operation of Nature is suspended, or modified. It is derived from the old Latin word miraculous meaning “something wonderful”. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).

Several years ago  I watched a miracle happen and then held her in my arms. Weighting only 7 pounds 3 ounces the daughter of one of my sons came into this world.  It was “something wonderful!” A new life, a new daughter, a new niece,  and a new granddaughter.  Anyone who has witnessed such an event can only call it, ” a fortuitous event believed to be caused by interposition of divine intervention by a supernatural being.” Can anyone truly believe that it came about by chance. The divine nature of a new life is witness enough to me of the connection of man and of his nature to a loving God. Russel M. Ballard commented:

“When we look to see the evidence of creation all around us, from a grain of sand to the majestic planets, we begin to realize that we are the greatest of all God’s creations; we are created in his image. I was joyfully reminded of this fact three weeks ago when our twenty-fourth grandchild was born. I was again filled with wonder and love to hold this precious infant in my arms, to contemplate the miracle of birth, and to see a child born into mortality who had come so recently from the presence of our Father in Heaven.

The gift of new life brings a profound feeling of reverence. Parents and other family members are drawn closer together. Even little children sense a feeling of awe and wonder. They want to hold the baby, touch it, run their hands over its warm, soft head, or extend a finger for it to grasp and hold.Welcoming this new little spirit into our family circle brought home once more to me an incredible truth. I realized again that God created the earth in all its magnificent glory, not as an end in itself, but for us, his children. Indeed, we are his children, his offspring, and he is the Father of our spirits. (Ensign 1988, May, “God’s Love for His Children”).

Five times I held infants in my arms, knowing that I had been a partner, not only with my wife, but with God in bringing forth a new life into this world. It is a miracle that never ceases to amaze. Since then, three of those miracles has produced twelve more miracles. And so it goes; onward!

My eyes are raised in reverence to a Father in Heaven who allows us to participate in the glorious goal of His work, which is to “bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man!” That day, when my granddaughter was born, I once again saw the character of God in her tiny face and recognized Him as the supreme creator of life.  I dare not deny it. Blessed be His name!

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