Do miracles still happen? Did they ever?
Jesus performed miracles. Lots of them! They were supernatural feats like making water into wine, making the blind see and making the dead come back to life. Eyewitnesses would be foolish to claim they were coincidence. It was clear that Jesus was creating life where there once was death.
But do miracles still happen? We hear accounts from the Eastern world that they do-that God is speaking to people through dreams and rescuing people en mass.
But what about here? I can tell you firsthand that I have witnessed some miracles within the last week.
My mom is home from the hospital to visit with us and her grandchildren because we prayed for a miracle and God gave us one. Shortness of breath usually doesn’t mean internal bleeding from an ulcer. But those life-threatening symptoms allowed the doctors to do some tests and find out what was really long. They stopped the bleeding to allow a family reunion.
Our van wasn’t supposed to be able to make it to the airport in time for our flight. The door had come out of the track and the only way to get it back on was to take apart the whole left side of the vehicle in about 45 minutes, put the door back on track, and then reassemble everything. My wife is as handy as they come, but even she couldn’t believe the van was made new after she had unexplainably been given the exact directions as she prayed.
My friend Dillon was supposed to have a torn meniscus. For a professional golfer, that could be a season-ending, or even career-threatening prognosis. That’s what the doctor thought before the MRI. That’s what the pain indicated as he walked. But we prayed for healing and the meniscus was fine. It was a much less serious injury that just needs an injection and a few days of rehab.
These scenarios may not seem like raising the dead or making the lame man walk, but to each individual, God has given life where there once was death. He truly does make all things new. He still confirms the promises we read in Jeremiah 29:11-13.
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Need a miracle? Seek Him. You will find Him. Sometimes He will give you precisely the miracle you need physically. But every time, he will give your heart the miracle it needs to be transformed from death to life.