Despite the beautiful fall we are having, it feels like the mundane has gotten me into a rut. I do count my blessings: a job I love, a warm place to rest, friends and family close by, a full social schedule, even my roommate’s ragdoll cat (I’m not really an animal person as I’ve come to find out). So, why? Maybe it’s the darker, shorter days. Or the endless bad news. Whatever it is, I can’t seem to shake the feeling of being in a rut and falling into a funk.
In the battle for my thoughts, I came across a passage in my Bible study that contained the following miracle:
As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron axe-head fell into the water. “Oh no, my lord!” he cried out. “It was borrowed!” The man of God asked, “Where did it fall?” When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it there, and made the iron float. 2 Kings 6:5-6 NIV
An axe-head defying gravity still falls into the supernatural, but in the grand-scheme of things, it’s not the most incredible. So often we hear miraculous stories about how God steps in and shows up in the middle of the battle, feeds the multitudes with over-abundance and throws fire from the sky. Multiple stories of not only Jesus, but others being brought back to life really stand out in our death-filled world.
The story about the axe-head floating reminded me that Jesus is still in the mundane. That El Roi, the God who sees, understands you in that rut. In my Bible study book, there is this line: “The work of God’s people is significant to Him, and He watches over them as they do it.” What a beautiful reality. There are miracles in and of the mundane every day. From folding our own laundry to caring for a sick child, God sees and is involved in the lives of those who love Him. And we in turn, have a chance to shine God’s love to those who may not yet know Him through even our most mundane interactions.
While I’m still working to shake this feeling of being in a rut, I am encouraged by these words to seek God in the mundane. What miracles of the mundane can you see?