December 10, 2018
“But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.” -Luke 1:43-44
• an extraordinary event
• divine interventionin human affairs
• an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment
• a divinely natural phenomenonexperienced humanly as the fulfillment of spiritual law
As a believer in Jesus Christ, I believe in miracles. The Bible is filled with examples of God doing countless miracles. I believe that miracles still happen today, the Bible tells us that nothing is impossible with God.
Jeremiah 32:27, “ “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”
Miracles and prayers answered are for me, synonymous because they both are only from the Lord, God Almighty! People are daily cured of deadly diseases, daily petitions are made to God asking for very specific things that could only happen when/if God allows them. God is not to be confused with Aladdin or a Genie in a bottle! God is real, He was a man with flesh and blood as you and I. God was in the beginning, all things were created by Him with the Holy Spirit and Jesus. How do I know this, the Bible clearly states it in John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”
Our scripture reading today and the words of Sue Mink the author of the Advent pamphlet reminds us of two miracles. The verses tell us of two women who should not be pregnant, yet clearly, they both were. Mary, a very young virgin, promised in marriage and Elizabeth, married to a priest (Zechariah) but beyond childbirth and referenced as old and barren in Luke 1:7 “But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old.”
The miracles don’t stop at them both becoming pregnant, NO…Elizabeth’s son would make ready a people, prepared for the Lord.” (Luke 1:17) Elizabeth’s son would be, John the Baptist and he is a cousin to Jesus, Christ Jesus, the Son of God! This story just keeps getting better and better, God’s beautiful woven miracles of reason and purpose. I pray you see the power and evidence of God’s miracles in the world around you and within your own life! All praise and glory to God!
“Nothing can seem extraordinary until you have discovered what is ordinary. Belief in miracles, far from depending on an ignorance of the laws of nature, is only possible in so far as those laws are known” -Miracles: A Preliminary Study
Prayer: Lord Jesus, may I see you and serve you. Amen.
~Peace and Blessings~