The Advent and Christmas seasons are filled with miracles – unexpected, undeserved and often unbelievable. What are we to do with these amazing events? I happen to believe that miracles happen every day and if we look for them, we’re ceertain to find them.
In ancient times, the best way to keep a miracle alive was to retell it. Folks would sit around the fire and talk about the amazing events that happened through God’s intervention. Like the lost sheep that the shepherd thought was dead, found stuck in a bush. Like the food that came from heaven when they thought they’d die in the wilderness – the tablets which carried the words of commandments from God Himself. In the telling of stories like this, they may get embellished along the way and become even more miraculous than they started out to be. As time progressed, the hand-written word was used to record these events. Later, the printing press helped to carry stories to people and places in remote areas as well as the common man.
As truth can be altered by man, we could say that the miracles of the Bible are just an elaboration on an old story. It may seem somewhat outlandish – like a man building an ark for himself, his family and two of every species. How about the guy who got swallowed by a whale and spat out on the shore of a city which he resisted doing God’s will? Those stories are in God’s Word. We can depend on their accuracy and truth, because God breathed them into ordinary men’s pens, to record for future generations. By the truth of His Word we see many miracles.
When they happen in your life, do you talk about them? Or do you keep them to yourself? I believe when we share those events, someone else may profit. The miracle of God’s provision, His healing power, His omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence all assure us that God is working through us. If you’ve experienced a miracle, think of how it may give hope to someone who’s going through similar situations. Examples include the death of a child – going through financial ruin – suffering the loss of job – going through addiction, abuse, divorce or any other difficulty.
Today we have access to one of the world’s greatest inventions for communication. The internet opens doors and hearts of suffering people. We can use this implement to share our stories – our experiences and our miracles. Even through a long world-wide pandemic, new ways of communication came to be.
Every living thing is a miracle. God formed each one and knew what would become of them before they were born. He had a plan already laid out for each life. It’s time for us to stop preaching to the choir and let everyone know what God has done in your life. The strength you’ve received from God will help you share your story with others. There are a lot of hurting people out there and God’s miracles are waiting for all of them. This is the perfect time to share those miracles with others. Christmas gave us the best miracle ever.
“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.” H. G. Wells