Miracles about Us

March 14, 2023 | Mitchell Mace

Miracles. We have all read about them. We have all heard about them. Yet, how many have witnessed these miracles? How many have lived these miracles? How many can say what miracles they have been witness to?

Just a few points to ponder for a moment or two before you continue reading.

David describes miracles as “wondrous things” in Psalm 78:12 (NKJV), “Marvelous things He did in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.”

And God did do so many mighty works in the presence of the Israelites, and even others of other nations. Yet, many did not believe or come to follow Him in faith. Why is that? Jesus stated the answer in John 10:26-27 (NKJV), “But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”

In fact, I argue that many who do not witness or experience miracles may not have the required faith, as faith is needed in order for the miracles to be performed. When Jesus healed, He first asked those He healed if “they believed.” For if they did not believe in Him and His abilities, then they would not be able to receive the miracle, the gift of the Holy Spirit. An example of this is when He gave sight to the two blind men who followed Him, asking for His mercy. Jesus first asked if they believed. Only after they answered “Yes, Lord,” did Jesus touch their eyes. 

Jesus confirmed their faith, and the need for their faith in order to be healed. Matthew 9:29 (NKJV) says, “Then He touched their eyes, saying, ‘According to your faith let it be to you.’”

And again when the woman touched the hem of His garment, believing that all she needed to do was touch His clothes, and hence not bother Jesus, that she would be healed. As she touched His garment, Jesus felt the flow of power, so He turned to the woman. Matthew 9:22 (NKJV) says, “But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.”

But faith in the receiver is not all of the formula; the giver needs to have the faith as well. Jesus explains this to the disciples when they could not cure the demon-possessed child. He explains this in Matthew 17:20 (NKJV), “So Jesus said to them, ‘Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.’”

In fact, this faith, this ability to work miracles, is a gift of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:7 (NKJV) tells us, “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.” And in 1 Corinthians 12:10 (NKJV) it says, “… to another the working of miracles …”

The Pharisee Nicodemus further confirmed that the working of miracles must be because God’s power is with the person, that God’s power is necessary. He states this as he talks with Jesus in the secrecy of the night in John 3:2 (NKJV), “This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, ‘Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.’”

It could sound as though miracles in today's world are not possible. But then, that means there is no faith. And as we have faith in our Lord Jesus, we know He will provide. And as He will provide, we know that miracles are still, and always will, be possible. Jesus confirms for us that miracles in today’s world are in fact very possible. His explanation is given in Matthew 18:19-20 (NKJV), “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

Miracles today are still very possible, and do occur all about us each and every day. Some are what man has come to label simply as “common everyday life”. But, the bottom line is, these we dismiss so easily are miracles. All we need to do is change our own perceptions of the world about us, even of mankind itself, and start to see the workings of our Lord God. 

So, have you been a part of, or witnessed any miracles?

Sure you have. You do so every day. You do so in your children, You do so in nature all about us. Just open your eyes to the eternal workings about us, and enjoy the beauty of God’s miracles.