(Optional Reading: Romans 8:35-39)
There is a questions that many people ask today. “Does God still do miracles?” I am not bringing this question up to have a debate breakout out in my comment section. I bring up this question because I believe it is an important question to ask ourselves. In today’s reading, I read Psalm 77:13-15 and in those verses it states,
“You are the God who performs miracles;
you display your power among the people”
I don’t know what side of the fence you are on in response to the miracle question. You might argue that God miraculously heals people today. I have actually witnessed God’s healing power within my own family. You might also be reading this and think, I have never seen God heal anyone and you might think God doesn’t do miracles anymore.
When we ask the question “Does God still do miracles?” we need to also realize that each and every person who has committed their lives to following Jesus is a miracle. The reading today from Romans explains that nothing can separate us from the love of God. Each person that is a follower of Jesus is someone who was lost in darkness and came into God’s redeeming light. We were lost and Jesus found us with his unstoppable love. One of the greatest miracles Jesus has done is to take a life that was broken and make it whole.
If you feel like you have never seen God perform a miracle, perhaps there is one in front of you every time you look in the mirror.
God may we live in response to the miracle of your redeeming love. May our lives point others to you. Continue to transform us into the children of light you call us to be.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and forever.