Has the day of miracles cease?

June 11, 2010 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

When one says the word miracles, we often look to biblical times to find the miracles. Whether they be the miracles that the Savior performed, one of His apostles, or in earlier times, they are often found in the Bible. The world today says that there are no miracles today, that they are a thing of the past. If God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and if He was the author of miracles in the past, wouldn’t He be the author of them in the world today?

In the Merriam-Webster dictionary it describes miracles as “an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs”. Many of the miracles that Christ performed in the Bible, were a “manifestation of divine  intervention”.  The blind saw, the lame walked, the deaf heard, the mute spoke, all these healings were miracles. But all these healings occurred because of faith. Christ had the power and authority to heal, but it was the individuals faith that allowed them to be healed.

I love the story in Matthew about a woman who had an issue with blood about 12 years. She had faith enough that if she just touched the Savior’s clothing she would be healed. She was healed. The Savior feeling virtue leave him. When he turned and found her, he spoke some truly poignant words, “thy faith hath made thee whole”(Matthew 9:22). Her faith healed her. The Savior later said that faith had the power to move mountains.(Matthew 21:21-22) Miracles truly do come through faith.

Miracles as described in the dictionary and found in the Bible still exist , but greater miracles surround us on every side. All that we need to do in order to see these miracles is step outside. Anything that man has created dulls in comparison to the majesty of what God has created. The human body is incredible. The simplest thing as moving my fingers can not be duplicated by anything that man has created. A simple action that can not be duplicated. That is a miracle of God’s creation. No one can doubt miracles by seeing a baby. They are a miracle. Perfect in every way. Miracles surround us on every side. Some times we just need to stop long enough to see them. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”

Something that is even greater miracle than the physical miracles we see all around us, is the miracle of a changed heart. In the Bible we hear miracoulus accounts of being healed. In one account it describes a man receiving his sight. After he was healed, the Savior found him again. He then believed in the Son of Man.(John 9:32-39) His heart had been changed, which is greater than any miracle.

When a heart has been changed, that is when true miracles can begin. Christ can not only healed the physical part, but also the spiritual part. The changing of a heart is the true miracle. It is then that our surrondings change and hope can blossom in a changed heart.

I am blessed that every day I can see the miracles in the world around. I marvel at each perfect leaf on the trees that surrond me. Those are just the tiny blessings. The greatest blessing is see the change that can occur in the human heart.

Has the day of miracles cease? No, the miracles of God surrond us on every side.


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