Miracles

46 So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48 So Jesus said to him, Unless you[c] see signs and wonders you will not believe. 49 The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” 50 Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way.51 As he was going down, his servants[d] met him and told him that his son was recovering. 52 So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour[e] the fever left him.” 53 The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household.

John 4:46-53

 

The miracles of God can be some of the most awe-inspiring moments in our lives.

To see God move and work so clearly and so concretely in the world around us can in many ways serve as a gleaming reminder of not only how great and powerful he truly is but also how loving and caring he can genuinely be.

Yet the necessity that miracles can present in our lives embodies one of the largest obstacles that we as believers will ever face on our walk of life, disbelief.

 

A difficult thing to accept about the human condition is that we have a hard time believing in what we can’t see.

As we so heavily rely on our senses to interact and experience the world around us, it’s only natural that we may sometimes believe that because we can’t look directly at God’s face as we could with everyone else or because we can’t reach out and touch him like we can anyone else in the world, it can honestly sometimes feel like he just isn’t there anymore.

Especially in the moments when we’re suffering or in pain.

In those moments where we just can’t believe that he could love us yet allow us to go through the things we’re going through, it can be so difficult to hold on to the faith in him that we’ve kept for so long.

In life, moment to moment, in one instant after another, our faith can sometimes seem to start running dry as though the beliefs that once filled us with hope and wonder when we were children simply become beautiful fantasies as we grow older.

However, for those moments in our lives when doubt begins to creep in and our faith steadily begins to waver, for those moments of disbelief, God restores our faith through miracles.

 

We hear of hopeless cases of cancer being cured overnight.

We hear of people paralyzed from the waist down suddenly being able to walk again.

We hear of once broken marriages being completely restored.

We hear of someone on the brink of death suddenly making a dramatic recovery.

We hear these things and at that moment, our faith in God is restored because we have something tangible to believe in.

 

Every single one of us will always have our moments of doubt and disbelief but that only means that as God lives and reigns, there will always be more miracles to cherish, to celebrate, and to believe in.

Yet in the midst of these miracles, we ought to strive to become a people who believe firmly in not only the limitless strength and power of God but also in the people that he would have us to be.

In our speech, work, and conduct, let’s reflect the goodness and kindness that God has generously poured into us to those around us.

We should do this because if we are diligent in demonstrating the love and will of Christ in every we do and in everything that we believe, our lives become miracles to others.

 

This is 30 Days of Growth: Day 29

Thanks for Reading! Be a miracle to someone today!

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