I’m not Catholic, but I’ve been to plenty of Catholic churches, masses, and services.
Remember, I’m fascinated by history so most things Catholic are the mother-lode of historic happiness.
When I was about 11-years-old, my parents took my brother and me to a Catholic Church that had a statue of Mary that had reportedly wept real tears. I remember that there was a long line to get into the church and that several people in line were crying.
As a child, I knew that there was something unusual about a statute reportedly weeping. Yet, I could not wrap my mind around the significance of that statute being considered a miracle. In retrospect, I suppose I still have trouble understanding how God would allow an inanimate object to express human emotion.
I am reminded that there are several lessons within the Bible where inanimate objects became a teaching point. Some of those teaching points included human qualities being assigned to objects. For instance, in Luke Chapter 19, we read that rocks could potentially vocalize like a person.
“And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said until Him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And He answered and said unto them, I tell you that if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:39-40 (KJV)
While this passage of scripture does not contend that the stones actually shouted, I love the thought that God could make them do so if He chose to. I find great comfort in knowing that my God is so mighty, so powerful, so strong…that He could do anything if He wished.
If He wanted the stones to cry out, they would.
If He wanted a statue to cry, it would.
Imagine what He’s doing in our lives every day! Every day there’s a miracle within our lives that God is orchestrating. Every day.
A God that unbelievably able is one I want to worship always!