Friday, July 22, 2011

Do You Believe In Miracles?

Do you believe miracles can still happen? Most Christians would probably say yes. They wouldn’t be wrong because the same God who worked miracles in the past is more than capable of working miracles now. But some people have the idea that God should just show up when they have a need, wave his hands and poof, all their troubles are gone. Some people might even struggle with their faith when he doesn’t. That’s a shame because, when you think about it, which is more amazing? That the God who created the Universe could speak and work a miracle or that God could provide for a person’s needs without the use of a miracle?

I’m sure you can guess that I think it is the latter. In books and movies, a wizard can show up on the scene when things are bleak, say some magic words and crush the enemy with a mountain. That seems like an amazing power, but it’s nothing compared to God’s ability to use the actions of our enemies to our benefit.