Posted by Worldview Warriors On Monday, January 21, 2013 0 comments

“It’s a miracle I didn’t slip on the ice today!”
“You mean he actually did that? It’s a miracle!”

In today’s culture, we tend to use the word miracle somewhat flippantly and sarcastically, and it seems to have lost some of the power it once contained. A miracle is something that is totally unexplainable by human means.

In November 2010, my friend Connie was diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time since 2002, and the doctors discovered that it had metastasized into the rest of her body. She is a strong Christian woman and trusts God with her whole life. She is a prayer warrior and lives her life to serve God. In late 2010 and the first half of 2011, she went through many of the necessary medical treatments for her cancer, as she felt was God’s will. At the beginning of July 2011, she discovered that she was healed! Every last bit of that cancer was gone from her body. Medical science could not explain it at all! Unfortunately, her doctors have recently discovered a cancerous mass in her esophagus so she is fighting the cancer battle yet again, but she is praying for another miracle; even if it doesn’t happen, she is content with whatever God’s will is for her life.

One of the verses that Connie has referred to often in her blog during the course of her treatments is Psalm 77:14: “You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.”

Without God, miracles that happen would go completely unexplained to the human mind. God is the only explanation, because He is the only One with supernatural powers to do what we cannot understand.

The Gospels in the New Testament contain many miracles that Jesus performed; a number of them are contained in Matthew 8-9. I encourage you to go read them to witness a small taste of the miraculous power of Jesus Christ.

Why are miracles important? They give us hope. Even in the more dire of circumstances (such as a young girl dying in Matthew 9:18-26), there is hope that God will do what we consider to be impossible. Even facing cancer throughout her body, Connie had hope that God would perform a miracle and He did! God does not always perform miraculous healings, however; Connie’s own sister passed away from cancer just this past fall. But when we do see evidence of the unexplainable, we praise God for His miraculous power!