“Off to one side sits a group of shepherds. They sit silently on the floor, perhaps perplexed, perhaps in awe, no doubt in amazement.  Their night watch had been interrupted by an explosion of light from heaven and a symphony of angels.  God goes to those who have time to hear him–and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.”

~Max Lucado

I have seen God in the beauty of a sunrise or sunset, in a painting in a museum or done by a child. I have felt God in the hug of a friend when I needed one the most, in my tears and as a whisper on a breeze. I have heard God in the laughter of my children, in an “I love you” from a friend, in the roar of the ocean or the babbling of a brook.

Miracles are all around us if we simply open your eyes, ears and heart to witness them.  There doesn’t need to be wine from water or a man risen from the dead to know that amazing, wonderful, beautiful things are happening all around us.  When we are in tune with ourselves and the universe, when we crave the love, grace and mercy of one greater than us, we too will experience God in something as simple as a smile from a baby.

This holiday season, be open to the miracles in your life.  You have a choice every day–will you claim to be a wiseman or chose to accept the role of simple shepherd?