Thought For The Day 03/28/14



The Miracle

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I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation.  It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green. 

Nathaniel Hawthorne

 “Mosses from and Old Manse”


Throughout history man has witnessed first hand or read about the miracles attributed to the hand of the Almighty. From the parting of the Red Sea which allowed the children of Israel safe escape from Egypt’s advancing army, to the raising of Lazarus from the dead, to those 21st century miracles we witness, such as the curing of a person suffering from the cruel effects of a terminal disease, we seek to understand that for which the only explanation must be that it was the result of some divine intervention. And yet, when Moses wrote in Genesis 1:1 that “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” he summarized in one single sentence one of the most important miracles of all…..the miracle of creation!


I want everyone to close their eyes for just one moment and think about the feeling you got deep in the pit of your stomach the very first moment you shared the newly born life of one of God’s miracles of creation. Do you remember seeing that single, tiny, innocent taking that first breath or uttering the first noise to pass through a tiny mouth? Even people who have never been blessed with the miracle that is the birth of their own child have perhaps born witness to this once in a lifetime experience through another family member or perhaps through the birth of a beloved non human companion. Creation!


I was fortunate last week to be given a link for a video on You Tube that shows us first hand the very miracle of creation. I share the link for the video with you today. It is about 9 minutes long but I promise you that those 9 minutes will be the shortest you ever sat through. Once you are done viewing it, I defy any to say there is no God! For I believe it is truly the face of God we are seeing in every second of that piece!


 Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond. (This video does contain some graphic images.)


“Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” 16And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them

Mark 10:15-16 NIV


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About Mandy Bruscella

Mandy's Story: As a Registered Professional Nurse with Certification in a number of specialties including home care, I was afforded the opportunity of working closely with various Social Service Agencies in NY and NJ. ~ A lifelong Christian, I was ordained as a Presbyterian deacon in 1993 and, after relocating to SC in 2000, elected to become ordained as a non-denominational minister. ~ I established "MandysPath" Ministry in 2011. "MandysPath" Ministry is a member of Pacific Life Church, El Sobrante, CA, network of ministries. ~ I direct an outreach ministry in an alternative setting, providing spiritual care to a congregation of more than 500 people from around the world via the Internet. ~ As part of this outreach, I write a daily faith based blog. In March, 2012 I was asked to become a board member of Heroes For Children which is a non-profit foundation, established to assists the Guardian ad Litem program of Horry County, SC. Guardians ad Litem are a group of court appointed advocates who represent the best interests of children in Family Court proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect. Working closely with these men and women who make a difference in the lives of children, I completed training and have been sworn in to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for the state of South Carolina . ~ I have been married since 1975 to a wonderful man, Daniel. I have a son Daniel and his wife Melissa who live in NYC. My daughter Sabrina and my grandson Landon live here in SC. ~ My father Harold continues to share his wisdom with me and is responsible for many of the ideas I write about!

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