Do you believe in miracles? Do you need to?
We’ve recently come through the Christmas season. The time to remember one of the greatest miracles of all time. The God who formed the world, squeezed himself into the womb of a girl and was born for the express purpose of enabling knuckleheaded people the opportunity to live with him forever.
Many can accept that this happened 2000 years ago but what about “smaller scale miracles”? We know God can speak the world into existence but can he open up a job for me? Can he bring my wayward children home? Can he close the rift between me and my spouse? Can he show me how to use my gifts for Him? Can he show me my gifts?
In many ways we have a BIG God. He can do anything. But why would such a BIG God do anything for little ole me . . .or you either for that matter?
We hear of famous or wealthy people who have “people” for this and that. They don’t have the time or inclination to deal with those not in their social network/strata or for matters they consider beneath them. How then could God, who is so much higher than them (they?), deign to involve himself with such as we?
A verse just occurred to me – Galatians 3:3 – Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?
We believe one miracle – that God would come to earth to save us but we have a hard time believing that this same God would/can/does offer us everyday miracles as well.
This past Christmas season I found myself feeling down. There are things in my live that are not as I desire. The voices in my head say they never will be. They say things will always be like this and nothing will ever change. They point me back to my family of origin and say “see, as it was for them so it shall be for you”. These voices have echoed in my head for as long as I can remember. What if they are true? Am I foolish for holding on to desires for something different . . . Something better? Should I just face the facts and suck it up? Isn’t every time we change our minds/expectations/outlook/actions a miracle? So the question is . . .
Do I believe in miracles? Do you?