We live in a world where science and ‘reasoning’ shape so many of our perceptions and how we see the world around us. We celebrate medical breakthroughs and technological developments that enrich our lives and make tasks easier. However, more so, we must celebrate the God who gave such knowledge and understanding to mankind.
Science and reasoning has done much to enlighten us about the material world (that which is observable and measurable). However, it has also led to increasing scepticism relating to the supernatural, spiritual or miraculous. On one hand, many false beliefs and deceptions have been exposed but, sadly, a culture has arisen that will not trust anything which cannot be quantified, explained, measured or observed. Faith, for many, has become irrational.
Yet our very existence in this world is nothing short of a miracle. Swedish astrophysicist Erik Zackrisson calculated that the chance of a planet like Earth existing is one in 700 quintillion. That’s a 7 followed by 20 zeros! You have more chance of winning the lottery multiple times in your life than finding another planet like ours.
Unusual events and extraordinary occurrences, such as visitations from angels, are recorded throughout scripture. These are not every day norms, but they happened. As Christians, we believe in a God of both the material and the supernatural. We believe in a God of miracles, signs and wonders. He may not work miracles in our lives or in circumstances and situations where we might want him to intervene, but we can trust that throughout history he has healed the blind and the disabled, raised the dead and sent angels to protect his own. This is the same God we serve.
“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.” Malachi 3:6
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
If you need a miracle today, call upon the God that ‘changes not’. For as he says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you, for everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8).
Do not lose hope, but be encouraged in our God of miracles