Questions about religion: 7. Do you believe in miracles?

Do you believe in miracles?

The Bible gives many instances of healing from sickness, but what is the greatest miracle?

I certainly do! And if there was space I could tell you of the many that have happened in my life. Some may say that these miracles are just marvellous coincidences, that are simply freaky events that work out in our favour, but I am certain that God is behind them, and this is why…

It is a delightful, though sometimes a tough, discipline of mine to try and spend time each day with God. I do this by reading His Word, the Bible, and talking with Him through prayer. By reading the Bible He teaches me about His character and His work. Time and time again I have found that God has wonderfully answered my prayers. When I don’t speak to God about the issues of my life, and the things on my heart, these amazing ‘coincidences’ seem to stop! It is very clearly God who is orchestrating these events.

The greatest miracle for me was when I trusted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. He completely and irreversibly changed me. Since then I have met people who have perhaps had an even more dramatic turn around in their life. For example, I have seen a friend, who was an alcoholic and a drunk, become sober; a car robbing thief become a man who is now honest, gentle and kind; another friend was immoral and now has become pure and faithful; while another had a foul and abusive mouth – she now speaks in such a kind and supportive way. This change doesn’t just happen by will power. It comes through the miraculous work of God in a person’s life.

A while ago I received a letter from a prisoner who had not long before become a real Christian. This is what he wrote to me.

‘The jury pronounced me ‘Guilty’ and the judge sentenced me; now I have felt God pronounce me ‘Forgiven’ and that my sentence has been paid, through the blood of Jesus.’

If that is not a miracle I don’t know what is!

God is not a psychological prop, but the miracle-working God who can change you today if you trust Him.

Some people though want more. In fact, even as Jesus walked this earth the leaders of the day asked Him for more signs and miracles. However, Jesus warned them that it was not the right demand to make. (read it here: Matthew 12 v. 38-40) Some people want to be healed, or for their lottery numbers to come up, before they will trust in God. They want a sign. Instead, God calls us to come to Him now, sign or no sign, for He is the all-knowing, all-forgiving God who knows what is best for us.


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