Monday, January 27, 2014

The Truth About Miracles

In grade school, I learned that a miracle is “something only God can do.”

Maybe you’ve heard this simple definition.

Maybe there’s been a time when you’ve watched Him do what only God could do.

Maybe you’ve hoped again and again He would work a miracle.

Maybe you’re praying for one now.

The nature of miracles is that they don’t often occur until everything else has been tried.

·         “A certain woman . . . had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had . . . (Mark 5:26)

·         “Simon said to Him, Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net . . . “ (Luke 5:5)

·         “I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.” 
       (Matt. 17:16)

When God does something only He can do, He works these miracles in response to our toiling, our trying, our fears, and our last ditch efforts.

When there’s nowhere else to turn, that’s when miracles happen.

·          “He said to her. . . Go in peace and be well.” (Mark 5:34)

·         “They caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.” 
       (Luke 5:6)

·         “Jesus rebuked the demon . . . and the child was cured.” (Matthew 17:18)

God does what only He can do when He knows we will recognize that only He could do it.

That’s the truth about miracles.

God isn't a mercenary, a fundraiser, a sounding board, or a last resort.

He's the Mighty God, and nothing is too hard for Him.

Let’s watch with anticipation for what only He can do.

The men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, 
that even the winds and the sea obey him! (Matt. 8:27)

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