One Insight on the Sacraments

The sacraments focus on the presence of God in the ordinary. Though we pray for and at times experience miraculous healing and extraordinary signs of God’s presence, we also see Christ in ordinary water, bread and wine, in ordinary Christian people, in God’s sovereign control of daily life. The greatest miracle from the sacramental perspective is Christ’s redemptive presence in all things (Romans 8:28), rather than the odd moment when something unusual happens.