“The miracles of earth are the laws of Heaven” Johann Richter
Albert Einstein famously said: ‘There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.’
“Albert Einstein quote” by Shayari unplugged, freeforcommercialuse.org
One morning I put some eggs on to boil for breakfast as I thought about this famous saying by Einstein. As the water began to boil, I glanced at the kitchen clock and gave myself four minutes to take a quick shower. On thar cold winter’s morning, I appreciated the miracle of the shower – the heat and the force of the water instantly warming my body, the beautiful rose scent of the soap, the winter sun streaming in through the bathroom window. And in the enjoyment of all these miracles, I completely forgot about my eggs! Miraculously, I woke up and quickly dried myself, while affirming that my eggs would be boiled to perfection – not too soft, not too hard – by the time I got back to the kitchen.
As I passed the phone at the entrance to the kitchen, it rang. Miraculously, because I was right there, I was able to answer it after one short ring so that the phone extension in the main bedroom, right next my mother’s bed, did not wake her up with a fright. She was convalescing after a miraculous knee replacement operation and needed lots of rest.
The person on the other end of the line was my brother-in-law. This was most unexpected and even miraculous. He had just come home from hospital after being in a near-fatal car accident which caused three fractures to his pelvis. His son, my nephew, had sustained five broken ribs and was still in hospital two weeks later. The airbags in the car had burst because of the impact of the other driver’s vehicle and the car itself was a complete write-off. Miraculously, even though the accident took place at 10.30 pm on a Sunday evening in a quiet suburban street, there were witnesses and help was immediately available to get the two of them out of the car and call for the ambulance. It is miraculous that they are both still alive and healing nicely.
After our initial exchange of information regarding the state of my brother-in-law’s health and my mother’s, I excused myself to quickly take the eggs out of the pot and then ran back to the phone.
Miraculously, my brother-in-law reported that he was moving ahead with my mum’s legal case and would be consulting with his advocate friend over the next day or two. Despite his weakened physical condition, he was continuing with his work and being driven by my sister to his various appointments. Miraculously, my sister was retrenched from her part-time job two days before the car accident and had a two-week gap before starting a full-time job with a new company. Her new salary was going to be more than double her previous salary which meant she had the freedom to be at home and care for her husband and son without concern for financial loss.
And the most miraculous thing of all? My mother had been in the habit of constantly fretting about her situation and very impatient for the legal case to move forward. As a result of her impatience, she had to ‘suffer’ endless seeming delays and obstacles: the advocate had to go into hospital for an operation, then my nephew had to go into hospital for an operation (two weeks before the car accident), there were public holidays and Jewish holidays, and then my brother-in-law’s car accident. Knowing that my brother-in-law would be in hospital for some time, and probably not be able to work immediately after returning home, she let go of her stress and anxiety about the case. She simply surrendered because she knew nothing would be done. Miraculously, and to confirm that surrender is always the fastest way to get results, my brother-in-law made this call on his second day out of hospital to inform us that he was “on the case” and that it was moving forward rapidly!
Truly, Divine Activity is happening all the time and in all dimensions far beyond anything that we can humanly discern with our limited knowledge and vision.
Oh, and the other miracle? My eggs were boiled to perfection! 🙂 “Smiling boiled eggs” by Naoko Takono www.flickr.com/photos/naokomc/8943427003 Freeforcommercialuse.org
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