Nature itself is miraculous

Nature itself is miraculous:[1]

The Baal Shem Tov taught: The entire idea of a miracle is that Hashem suddenly does an action which is against nature. However, once that action becomes repeated, it is no longer viewed as a miracle, and turns into “acts of mother nature” in the eyes of the beholder. Thus, a miracle only remains a miracle to the beholder, the first time it is performed. In truth however, the miracle is a constant sign of G-d’s sovereignty, and it is just man who has become immune and adopted it a term called nature. It is the job of man to not allow himself to get immune to the constant miracles, and to focus on the hand of G-d that is constantly in play throughout nature. [This idea can similarly be applied to the blessings that G-d provides us in life. It is very exciting when Hashem grants us life blessings, such as a good spouse, healthy children, a good job and the like. However, its natural that after some time we become immune to that blessing and lose appreciation of it. A person is to constantly contemplate that life’s blessings do not come on their own but are given to him daily by G-d, and he is thus to constantly stand in appreciation of all G-d has granted him.]


[1] Keser Shem Tov 119; Toldos Yaakov Yosef Tzav 77

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