I also wanted to know if God performs miracles today. The ones I witnessed were my own, deeply personal miracles. When my life should have been a mess, miracles shimmered instead—joy when there should be gloom. Peace instead of restlessness, and security when fear should rule.
And recently, my heart did a dance of amazement at God’s power which was showcased as He performed a miracle in a hospital. The story is about John Smith in St. Louis who fell in icy water and remained there for 15 minutes. The news read, “When rescuers brought him to SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, the teen wasn’t breathing. Paramedics and doctors did everything in their power to bring John back, not willing to give up. They performed CPR and other life-saving measures on him for 43 minutes—without regaining a pulse.”
Medically, the boy was dead. They called his mother to the room to give her the bad news.
What did she do? She prayed. She declared out loud God’s power and the Holy Spirit upon her son and pleaded God to give back her son. What happened next is that blood began to flow in that dead boy’s veins.
The doctors shocked, and stunned couldn’t give explanations. They only had one conclusion: it was a “genuine miracle.”
Here are the chilling details: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/04/inspiration-nation-mom-prays-son-back-to-life/22883985/
I’d like to meet that mother and tell her, “I want faith like yours.” To be that bold, to and overflow with trust.”
In order to possess such deep conviction, perhaps this mother had gone through these stages:
- Reject the doctor’s announcement. Recognize that only God has the final word.
- Call upon the power of God no matter who supported her or who joined her in that effort. She cried out to God with rare confidence. She spoke out loud, declaring the warfare of the enemy would not win.
- Expect God’s answer. She had to pray, believing in the answer, calling upon God’s power over what seemed impossible.
So why doesn’t God perform more miracles today? My humble answer is that He does, but we simply don’t see them. Every moment we breathe is a miracle. The fact your vision is vibrant enough to read this is a miracle.
If back then, Jesus healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, raised the dead, drove demons from people, why wouldn’t He do that now?
The Bible says: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and forever. …” (Hebrews 13:8 NIV, https://www.biblegateway.com)
Father, If you are indeed the same now as you were when you walked on earth, then you are the divinely and supernaturally able to perform miracles. I shall renew my faith, reclaim my trust in you, and from this moment on be aware of each miracle that surrounds me. In Jesus’s name, amen.
- How will your life change, if you have the boldness to expect miracles?
- Is your faith enough to believe in the power of Jesus?
- What keeps you from believing that God still performs miracles today?
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