The Miracle of the Ordinary
He grew up before Him like a young plant and like a root out of dry ground. He had no form or splendor that we should look at Him, no appearance that we should desire Him.
This verse is a prophecy regarding Jesus Christ. A root out of dry ground is a miracle of life because roots require moisture to grow. Jesus was, in fact, a miracle birth since He was born of a virgin. Yet, He had no outward indication that He was a living, breathing, talking miracle. There was nothing in the outward that would draw people to Him. The implication here is that He was an ordinary looking man.
Our miracles may look ordinary to others, but we who have experienced God’s providential hand know otherwise. Many did not believe Christ nor receive Him because they did not see the miracle of Who He was. The Holy Spirit had to reveal it to them. If you want to experience a miracle, you must be willing to allow God to work in the ordinary. Listen to what the Holy Spirit is telling you in the normal, routine, daily grind of your life. Like a root out of dry ground, God can bring new life out of places you thought were dead.
He looked like an ordinary man, yet His name is still preached today, some 2000+ years later. He died and rose again, yet nothing in His outward appearance would have indicated His destiny. Never underestimate the power of God to work in the ordinary.
Take a close look at your own dry ground today, and ask God to bring new life to it. Realize that miracles are not always obvious. Trust God to work in the ordinary things of your life, and watch for Him to reveal His handiwork that no one else can see. You will find Him all around you – alive, active, and working His purpose in you.
Have a blessed day!