If miracles could be understood, would they be miraculous?
I mean, Jesus asks the disciples for food to feed the five thousand people who had been listening to him speak and all the disciples could come up with was 5 loaves of bread and 2 small fish. Basically a can of tuna and one box of Wheat Thins for five thousand people.
Yet 12 baskets of food were left over when all was said and done. Now those are the kind of leftovers I like!
Miracles are strange.
Because if the water of the Red Sea could be forced into a wall while the children of Israel walked over on dry land, then why did that same water drown the Egyptians who followed after them?
Miracles are unexplainable.
And while the poor woman only possessed one small crude of oil before her dear son would be enslaved forever to pay back the debt their family owed; as jars were borrowed and filled, the oil multiplied. The oil was sold and the net profit exceeded the amount needed to pay off the debt.
Miracles are extravagant.
Yet the man who was born blind had his first glance of color on this planet through looking in the eyes of the God-man who healed him. “First I was blind; now I can see.” His claim resonated loudly to those in his community. Many questioned the intentions of Jesus.
Miracles are misunderstood.
The miracles of the Bible seem far-removed from our generation today, at times. While the environments look differently and the culture has changed, we are still in need of miracles.
The kind that no one understands.
That seem strange.
Miracles that can’t be explained.
The ones that reek of heavenly extravagance.
Are you in need of a miracle today?
Perhaps in your family… your marriage… your mind?
The God of the Bible is still in the miracle-working business. He has not changed; nor will He.
For with God, nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37