As with so many words in our wonderful English language, "marvelous" has become overused and dumbed down to mean unusual or special. This is exemplified by the common phrase "simply marvelous, darling ... " from "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Even earlier, in the 1940s, Fernando Lamas patented the phrase, "You look marvelous." This phrase became so embedded in our culture that Billy Crystal parodied Lamas in "Fernando's Hideaway."

But marvelous, in its truest sense, is all about God's divine intervention in the affairs of his children, not about how cool we are or how we look or act.

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