Did you all see the Christmas star the other night? It made me particularly reflective.
I have always believed in a God who could part seas and calm storms. But as I have come to know him better, I have also come to believe deeply in a God who ministers to us through personal kindness and attention, tender mercies that are often miraculous.
Jesus, after all, worked his first miracle at a private event, turning water into wine. I find this striking because it had no eternal significance. It didn't really even have much significance in the worldly scheme of things. So why did he do it? I can only assume he did this to make someone he loved happy. It was important to the person, and therefore important to him.