“And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 NLT
In this time of global crisis many are crying out to God for a miracle. Recently a good friend received a real miracle. She had a spot on her kidney that the doctor had called a tumor and it had disappeared when he went to biopsy it. It had shown up twice before in tests. My friend knew it was a miracle, as well as those of us praying for her. She could see that God had done it, in part, to encourage the young Christian doctor and his staff in this difficult time. Yet she was also a little concerned how other people would respond when they heard.
When Jesus walked the earth he performed many miracles, and people responded differently. Probably most, even among his followers, did not really believe what those miracles demonstrated. Some who did understand what they meant tried to kill him!
As we study the miracles of Jesus, each one highlighted who he was. They proved Jesus is God and has authority to intervene and overrule the physical laws he put in place in the physical realm. They showed time after time that he values and loves people over religion or the opinion of others. Jesus has not changed. He is still God, and as such, is all powerful, always present and always in control. As one with the Father and Holy Spirit, Jesus has a plan and purpose in all that occurs on earth. He has a plan for your life. Every day of your life was written in his book before you were born. (Ps.139) Jesus will always be faithful, merciful and compassionate. We can trust him.
Who is Jesus to you? What if Jesus performed a miracle for you? What if he instantly healed your loved one from the virus, or supernaturally prevented your medical worker friend from getting infected? What if, just when your emergency funds were about to run out, an unexpected deposit is made in your account? Would you even notice? Would you first try to explain the miracle away? Would you think that the test must have been faulty? Or that someone made a mistake?
The bottom line is this: when God performs a miracle we have a choice, we can look for another explanation or give God the credit. I sense that now the atmosphere is ripe for God’s miracles. He loves you and he wants you to believe that you can trust him. Don’t miss the miracles! Don’t miss your opportunity to grow in your relationship with Jesus and to tell others what an awesome God we serve.
Pray with me: Lord Jesus, I believe that you are working miracles in our midst because you are here with us, you love us and want the best for us. Holy Spirit, teach me to pray for miracles, open my eyes to see them and soften many hearts to receive them. Father God, may you be glorified and your Son exalted in all that takes place. May your name be praised. In Jesus’ powerful and holy name. Amen.
Dear friend, be blessed as you choose to trust in the Lord for miracles. May you overflow with his love and be given the words to introduce our miracle working Jesus with compassion and courage to those who need him the most in these desperate times. Amen.
Mary Sumner ~ April 2, 2020