Believing in Modern Day Magic

“I will walk by faith, even when I cannot see” — 2 Corinthians 5:7

“I think I realized, finally after all this time, my own thoughts were the magic wand, and my belief the only incantation needed, to turn fear into courage, weakness into unyeilding strength” — Tyler Knott Gregson

“Where there is kindness there is goodness and where there is goodness there is magic” — Cinderella

We were asked as children, “do you believe in magic”? Santa Claus, fairytales, powers that turn pumpkins into carriages and cause wonderful miracles to take place here on our earth. Then as we grew up, we were told Santa wasn’t real, Cinderella was symbolic and our earth is filled with more mundanity and ugliness than it is with magic wands and happy endings. At some point we accepted that the odds are against us and we wouldn’t be part of those rare miracles. We stop believing in what we cannot see and what isn’t as easily proven.

Thankfully, there are those of us who still believe in God. We believe in the force that is less visible yet all powerful. We don’t believe in sorcery that we’ve seen people attempt with selfish intentions, but we believe in prayer and the lessons that Christ showed us and continues to teach us.

Modern day magic does not look like it did in storybooks, however we can still believe in a powerful force in our world. It is the force that tells us as long as we believe in our God, refuse to join the trends that either follow dark ways or even just discourage us, and seek the good that is in Christ, we can be saved from the mundane and evil ways of the world. As Christians, we can believe in some sort of magic.

To me this means believing in something bigger than my limited imagination can fathom. I can depend on my faith knowing that we can do big things with our small actions of kindness and our belief in goodness.

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