God is around for us, especially during the holidays. Here are a few ways we can tap into the magic of the Divine.
Miracles Happen: Yes, they do. As many times as we’ve asked God why we’re being punished or why we’re furious, or why a beloved son or mother died, we have to admit that miracles really do happen. Perhaps we’re not meant to see the Red Sea part in front of us, but God works in smaller, everyday ways. Can you think of the last time an accidental miracle happened to you?
Divine Plan: A former boss of mine, a loving, educated woman, never once seemed stressed during the six years I worked for her. She’d often say that everything was in divine plan, hence she had nothing to worry about. It was all taken care of for her. In other words, she didn’t have to worry about how something would happen or what it would look like when it came her way. She just knew that somehow, eventually, everything would be taken care of, even if she couldn’t see how that would happen. Letting go and enjoying the mystery is hard, but if we can pry our fingers from the roller coaster bar, we just might be surprised by what comes to greet us.
“God is Alive”: Songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen wrote a poem called “God is Alive,” originally a passage from his 1967 novel Beautiful Losers. In the poem, he says God is alive, magic is afoot, God is alive, magic never died. To me, that’s the heart of all our questions about God. Can we believe that God and faith are magical parts of being alive? Can we believe – for just a moment – that God has our back and that we’re being cared for and loved, forever, no matter what? Call God by whatever name you call a power larger than yourself – some people call God a force of nature of a flow. Whatever name you call that large being in the sky that loves us, bring back your original sense of magic and feel your faith through that knowledge.
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By Marissa Cohen