It isn’t hard to be confused by the subject of miracles. For some people, it seems there are miracles a minute. Whether it is an unexpected check in the mail or a parking space opening up near the entrance of Costco, some Christians see God’s supernatural working in everything! For others, while they believe God is indeed ruling all things according to his perfect will, they wonder if perhaps everything we might call a miracle isn’t. After all, some sick Christians pray for healing and aren’t healed. Others pray for family peace and stability only to live in a constant war zone. Maybe the question is, “If miracles happen, how do I get mine?”
It could be our questions about miracles stem from a misunderstanding of the miracles Jesus performed during his ministry. When we read the Gospels it seems like every time he turns around Jesus is doing a miracle. But the truth is, there are only about three dozen miracles which are recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Sometimes Jesus refused to do miracles. In one case, it says, he couldn’t do a miracle because of the attitude of the people!
We see Jesus’ miracles as immediate fixes to severe problems which made the lives of those receiving the miracles much easier and pleasant. And to be honest, the miracles we want would do the same for us. But what if that really isn’t the purpose of Jesus’ miracles? What if he intends something much deeper and profound than making people happy for the moment?
If you’re struggling with miracles, join us for one of our weekend services. You might change your mind about what they’re supposed to mean in our lives. And that may actually lead to a miracle!
Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am.