The Christmas miracle is our first encounter with our precious Saviour. From the miracle of the virgin birth, Jesus himself went on to perform some 37 miracles, at least those that are recorded for us by eye witnesses. These accounts represent only a small number of the multitudes of people who were made whole by Jesus.
The closing verse of the last chapter of gospel of John tells us,
“Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” (John 21:25 NIV)
Following last week’s thread where we pondered The Christmas Spirit, there also seems to be a common hope around Christmas time for a Christmas Miracle. In the Christmas movies, the miracle desired brings love, life, and blessing, healing and restoration, among other things.
One dictionary definition of a miracle is “an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause. such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God. A wonder, a marvel.”
In the thick of Christmas preparations to bless everybody else, I wonder do we have needs in our hearts and lives that we are desperate for Jesus to perform a miracle in? Situations that seem utterly hopeless or unchangeable? All through scripture God made the impossible possible through miracles.
Perhaps we need to fan the flames of faith again today for our own Christmas miracles to be granted? Imagine how different 2019 could end if God came down in a miracle? Maybe it’s our personal or health circumstances, marriage issues, children’s issues, financial burdens, congregational difficulties,…etc. Whatever it is, don’t lose faith for your miracle. The supernatural power of God can sweep through and over our lives in a ‘suddenly’ despite how hopeless any situation may seem.
HE makes the impossible possible.
God’s love for us is lavish and unconditional. Sometimes we misinterpret His silence to our prayers as displeasure or rejection, when nothing could be further from the truth. Don’t lose hope. Start feeding your faith afresh today by worshiping, thanking and blessing God as if He is already answering!
There’s a beautiful modern worship song by Chris Quilala that may be just what we need today. May it sooth our fears and resurrect faith for a divine miracle. Take an extra few minutes to let this song minister to your heart and soul.
Never forget God IS still the God of Miracles.