GOD OF MIRACLES

Heb. 2:3,4 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

I have been thinking about miracles all this week. It seems kind of random (isn’t that the norm for God) but normally I would only think about miracles when I really needed one. Actually, everything that exists is a miracle. You ever think about how hands work, or fingers, or even the thumb or the pinkie. Who invented and designed these things? What about oxygen and water and rivers and oceans? Who created fish and shrimp or squids and starfish? Then there are ostriches, horses, elephants, kangaroos, and chimps. Really everywhere you look is loaded with miracles. I guess what stumbles humans is when God actually breaks in to what we perceive as normal and does something supernatural; like fixing a broken ear or eye or stomach or even a marriage or a broken heart. Miracles are literally everywhere. Here are some thoughts from C.S. Lewis on miracles.
“We who defend Christianity find ourselves constantly opposed not by the irreligion of our hearers but by their real religion. Speak about beauty, truth and goodness, or about a God who is simply the indwelling principle of these three, speak about a great spiritual force pervading all things, a common mind of which we are all parts, a pool of generalized spirituality to which we can all flow, and you will command friendly interest. But the temperature drops as soon as you mention a God who has purposes and performs particular actions, who does one thing and not another, a concrete, choosing, commanding, prohibiting God with a determinate character. People become embarrassed or angry. Such a conception seems to them primitive and crude and even irreverent. The popular ‘religion’ excludes miracles because it excludes the ‘living God’ of Christianity and believes instead in a kind of God who obviously would not do miracles, or indeed anything else.”
It is the Living God that we believe in, not miracles standing on their own. If there is a Living God then miracles are a sure thing. He is not dead, He is not silent, and He refuses to stay uninvolved. Take a look around today and I am certain you will see miracles flowing from the hand of our Lord.

One Reply to “GOD OF MIRACLES”

  1. I would think that a miracle is one thing that does not happen where it is least expected. Oh, how I long to understand the secret of miraculous faith!

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