“I just witnessed a miracle!” When someone says that to you, what is your first reaction? I must confess. My immediate skeptical thought is, “Sure you did.” Assuming you do the same, why are we doubtful when someone claims there has been a miracle?
What is a miracle anyway? Is it only when something unusual occurs like water turning to wine? Can we call it a miracle anytime God does something we could not do? If that is true, we could call many things miracles. Would that somehow rob the splendor of the mighty acts of God? Or, would we become more aware of God’s work around us.
Jesus reminds us that “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working” (John 5:17). God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have been working and are now at work. God has done and is doing what only He can do. Our concern should not be that we attribute too many things to God’s hand. Our concern should be that we attribute far too few.
I SEE GOD’S ACTIVE HAND (by me)
In little things and grand
Whenever rose buds bloom
And share their sweet perfume
When love replaces hate
When impatience learns to wait
When worry turns to peace
When angry feelings cease
When joy floods my soul
When the Spirit takes control
When we have a glimpse of grace
When our prayers erupt is praise
When our foes become our friends
When a broken marriage mends
When one finally confesses sin
When a frown becomes a grin
When doubting turns to trust
When frail Christians become robust
When God’s nearness satisfies
When His glory opens eyes
Whenever rainbows appear
When God takes away my fear
When a treasure lost is found
When dear saints are homeward bound
When hard hearts become more tender
When our Savior saves the sinner
These all are of God’s doing
Miracles for our viewing.