“You are the God of miracles and wonders! You still demonstrate Your awesome power.” – Psalm 77:14 (TLB)
We live in a world where almost anything seems possible. Technology and computer tricks of today make it almost impossible to discern fact from fiction. Movie effects no longer amaze us as we’ve come to expect fantastical creatures to come alive in realistic far-off landscapes. We’re taught to be skeptical because any media can be altered. We read in the Bible on how God parted the Red Sea, gave sight to the blind, healed lepers, and raised Lazarus from the grave. But that was then and this is now. Do miracles still happen?
In other words, does God miracles today as He did in biblical times: The first possibility is God performed many miracles during Biblical times and then stopped, concluding that He did everything He needed to do to prove Himself. The second possibility is that God does miracles today just like in Biblical times; we just don’t hear about them, see them, or attribute them to Him. The second possibility makes more sense. If Jesus Christ could perform miracles two thousand years ago, He still can today. His heart broke for those hurting then, so it still does now. His desire to heal never changes. He’s the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
The movie Breakthrough is the story of John Smith, a 14-year-old boy, drowned in a lake in a tragic accident. After being rushed to the hospital, John was without a pulse for almost an hour. Like most moms, John’s mother prayed that God would miraculously revive her son. When almost all hope was lost, John’s pulse returned. The doctors attending John could only describe it as a miracle. There is no other explanation. John’s story is a powerful reminder that God is still in the business of doing miracles.
Chances are, you can also think of a miracle in your own life or the life of someone close to you. A body healed, a marriage saved, a crisis averted, a heart mended…and many more. It is an amazing thing to see an act of God that can’t be explained any other way. It’s nothing to do with luck or coincidence. God can break into our world any time He chooses to do things that we cannot explain. Jesus said in Luke 18:27, “What is impossible for people is possible with God.” Jeremiah 32:17 says, “O Sovereign LORD! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you!”
Jeremiah, knowing who God is and what He is says, “Nothing is too hard for you.” So what you see as impossibilities is addressed in Jeremiah 32:27: “I am the LORD, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?”
Hudson Taylor said it succinctly: “There are three stages in the work of God: impossible, difficult, done.”
- Have you ever witnessed a miracle? If so describe what happened?
- Why do you think so many people today don’t believe in miracles?