“A long time ago, I was in the hospital in York, Pennsylvania, when I heard that the doctor had asked Kathy Hughes to sign the donation papers for the vital organs because in their medical opinion her husband Charles Hughes was functionally dead. His father, Dr. Robert Hughes, went to the hospital chapel to pray for him, and I got on the phone to ask the entire Thomas Road and Liberty family to pray. I called for a day of prayer and fasting, and today Charles Hughes is alive and pastoring a church in Madison Heights. He has come back from the “figurative dead” to complete his seminary degree, his doctor’s degree; and today he works for us at Liberty.” – Jerry Falwell.
People are fascinated by the Bible, God, and all that pertains to Christianity for different reasons, one of which is the supernatural. We love to read about Moses crossing the Red Sea, angels, the sick being healed, and people being set free from demons. We look to God to change us in ways that we cannot, and ask Him for answers to questions we don’t understand. Surrounded by the natural, the explainable, and the obvious, it can be difficult to take the leap of faith but to God, nothing is more natural than the supernatural.
Christianity is inherently supernatural. Remember, we believe that the Creator of the Universe took on human form by being born to a virgin girl, took all the punishment we deserve for our disobedience and sin upon himself, died and was resurrected, was carried up to heaven, and sent His Spirit to live in us. Finally, He promised to come back. The second coming is when Jesus returns to judge all mankind – the living and the dead. So, all of us will stand before the “Christ as Judge.” A lot of the supernatural in those statements.
Most people want to leave their humdrum ordinary physical existence to something greater, something better, maybe even something extraordinary or supernatural. We were made for God. We were not just made for an ordinary existence. We intuitively seek more and only God can give it to us. Fortunately, God’s supernatural power is so great, so comprehensive, that He can do supernatural things in every aspect of your life: the way you communicate, the way you think, the way you love, the way you serve, and even how you deal with your enemies.
Jesus made a convicting statement in in the middle of the Sermon on the Mount. At the end of Matthew 5, Jesus says this, “If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect” (Vs 46-48).
Think about that. Don’t just be like everyone else. Live a better life.
- God recreated us to live a supernatural life: agree or disagree and why?
- What does living a supernatural life mean to you?