Miracles

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.

-C.S. Lewis

There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.

-Albert Einstein

Do you believe in miracles? Maybe you do. Then again, maybe not. Of course, this all depends on your concept of a miracle.

For some, it can refer to a life-saving procedure.  Some people may consider it a miracle when their favorite sports team wins a game (i.e. the 1980 U.S. hockey team).  Others see the birth of a child as a genuine miracle of life.  But what are the characteristics of a true miracle?  Who decides what a miracle truly is?  Like beauty, is it in the eye of the beholder?  The Christian perspective on miracles is driven by the existence of God, and, more specifically, the Son.  The four Gospels of the New Testament record 37 miracles of Jesus Christ (though many believe there were more that were not recorded, as John 21:25 tells us).  Many of these were recorded by multiple authors, thus adding to the validity of the actions.  From the turning of water into wine (John 2:1-11) to the second miraculous catch of fish (John 21:4-11), we read about a variety of events that defy natural laws.

Man walking the moon is seen by many as a miraculous event, but I would argue that God walking the earth was even more incredible! Do you need to witness a true miracle in order to believe? Clearly none of us witnessed Jesus’ ministry, yet we all believe it happened. To quote the author of Hebrews, “faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (11:1).

Of what we do not see. Eight years ago I did not see myself changing my lifestyle. I did not see myself starting anew. I did not see myself being saved by the blood of Jesus. But these things happened – and while they are not in the technical sense a “miracle,” I choose to believe that my personal testimony – and that of countless others – is rather miraculous.

Share your miraculous testimony with someone today…

In His Name,

-Matt

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