In ASL, the sign for miracle is “wonderful happening.” The ASL sign manages to be much less problematic than the English word.
So Jesus rose from the dead? That’s a wonderful happening. Jesus walked on the water? That’s a wonderful happening too. You just got a job? Wonderful happening. Your wife had a baby? Wonderful happening! Your cat had kittens? Well that’s wonderful too, but I’m not sure that’s actually a happening. You got a cochlear implant? Hmmm… well, that’s your choice.
Okay, I guess sometimes the concept is problematic even in ASL.
–by Sam Campbell, aka Noelle’s Hobbit 🙂