The Drew family got into their car and headed down the street to a neighbour’s pool. Noah was only two years old. He somehow got loose, opened his door while the car was moving, and fell out.
The car ran over his tiny legs.
They rushed him to the hospital where his parents later learned that their five-thousand pound vehicle did NOT break any of his bones! He just had cuts and bruises.
This is what he told his mom: “Mama, Jesus catched me.”
“He did?” she replied.
“I told Jesus thank you, and he said you’re very welcome.”
The next day he explained a bit more about his miraculous experience. “Mama, Jesus has brown hands. He catched me like this” and stretched his arms out to show her. Noah also said that Jesus had brown hair.
Here’s why I’m telling you this story.
Some days life can seem so normal. But just because life is sometimes ordinary that doesn’t mean it’s always ordinary. It also doesn’t mean it can’t be extraordinary on the turn of a dime. For example, on the way to a friend’s pool, Noah Drew was caught by Christ.
Think of your life. Filling up with gas. Doing homework. Walking the dog. Eating dinner.
At any moment, something amazing can happen. Are you open to it? Psalm 147:5 says, “Great is our Lord and mighty in power…” That greatness never goes on pause. And so, “From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised” (Psalm 113:3).
God is God. Always.
Just because life is sometimes ordinary that doesn’t mean it’s never extraordinary. At any moment, something amazing can happen. Are you open to it?
By Matthew Ruttan