Thank God for Slow Miracles

Is this quote true?

“Just because miracles don’t happen instantaneously doesn’t mean they aren’t miracles.”

That’s the point of “The Case for Slow Miracles, a post by Michael Hyatt.

When I read this quote and accompanying story, I immediately began to try to think of a Biblical example of this. Then it hit me. The greatest miracle of all was in the works for thousands of years (and in fact could be considered ongoing): Redemption.

Hyatt concludes,

Occasionally, God works in an instant. But this, I think, is the exception. Usually, He works over a long period of time. This doesn’t make it any less miraculous, but it is certainly less dramatic.

What “slow miracle” has God worked in your life?


3 thoughts on “Thank God for Slow Miracles

  1. Kansas Bob says:

    Not sure that I follow Hyatt’s thinking. It seems that if we redefine the term then almost everything spiritual is miraculous and the word loses meaning. On a personal basis I do think that sanctification is a slow ‘process’.. but if we call it miraculous we would have to water down the meaning of miracles.

    1. Nephos says:

      I’m not sure I go to the extent Hyatt does. Some things are obviously the work of God, but occur within natural processes and time periods.

      How would you define “miracle,” Bob?

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