Before I say anything else right now, I want you to know I don’t deny miracles exist. But there’s a long list of things people mistakenly claim as miracles. And I’m talking especially about Christian people. Examples of things that are NOT miracles include: newborn babies, car starts, weather phenomena, a sole survivor of a plane crash, finding the one true love, headaches or toothaches going away without aspirin, and the list goes on.
And I know miracles exist because God exists.
But I also know how they tend to lead people away from God. Not TO Him. Plus, I know God is currently working on this world through the Body of Christ. And not with miracles. Because He saw how most of His own people rejected Jesus despite the awesome miracles He performed.
And God wants us to want to have an eternal relationship with Him because we love Him. Not because we love His gifts. Imagine being an earthly dad (or mom) with kids. Or, if you ARE one, picture them right now. And imagine how you’d feel if the only time your kids showed you “love” was when you gave them gifts. That would be awful. Because you could never be sure they loved you or the gifts. Right?
Well, God is an infinitely wiser “dad” than anybody here on Earth. And He’s been watching all us knuckleheads for a few thousand years now. So, at different times in human history, He constructed different plans and worked different ways to keep us on track. To build relationships with us.
But we humans are hard-headed. And we tend to want to see the “magic.”
And in case you didn’t already know this, “faith comes by hearing.” And not by sight.
Yeah, I know it’s not popular, in Christian circles, to say miracles tend to promote unbelief. So, why would I go against the grain, so to speak?
Because I choose to go with what the Bible says. And the Bible backs me up on this. In fact, there’s so much evidence to support what I’m saying here…it’s almost miraculous.
I don’t want a pocketful of miracles.
And I don’t want to watch a magic show.
I want the Creator who gave me His word,
A Savior I can truly trust and know.
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