Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Do you believe in miracles?
I've always wondered how it would have been to walk the earth with Jesus. To be able to witness HIM in all HIS glory doing miracles on top of miracles. Watching HIM heal the blind man, cast out demons, turn the water into wine, walk on the water, and most of all raise the dead. How awesome! I would have loved to sit all day under a tree, and listen to HIM speak HIS words of love and wisdom. All of the wonder that HE did must have been amazing to watch. And yet, there were those that did not believe HE was the Son of God, sent to take away the sins of the world. There were people in Jerusalem that knew of the things HE was doing, and they still did not believe and chose to crucify HIM. That boggles my mind at times. But the truth is, HE is still doing miracles. HE is still healing the blind and casting out demons. HE is still the Lamb of God who can walk on water. HE is still speaking words of love and wisdom. Most of all, HE is still the Son of God sent to take away the sins of THIS world. HE is still bringing the dead back to life spiritually and physically. How do I know this? I see it everyday. I have seen it in my own life and I have seen it in others. HE is real! How do WE acknowledge HIM as the Messiah? When we see HIM change people's lives around us, do we say that they just "changed" and don't give Jesus credit for changing them? When we see Jesus heal the sick, the blind and the crippled, do we give credit to Jesus, or to man? When we see Jesus bring someone, who once was dead, back to life, do we thank HIM or science? When we see someone saved from a close encounter with death or tragedy do we thank Jesus, or say it was "chance" or a "coincidence"? We see miracles happening but do we know that it's Jesus doing them? I've had many miracles in my life, and man, science, chance or coincidence had nothing to do with it. It was the power of Jesus Christ in my life! HE is the only guarantee we have to live a miraculous life. We walk around lost everyday looking for answers to our problems, when the answer is right in front of us. This world will not take our pain from us. This world will not heal our wounds and broken hearts. This world will not save our souls from a spiritual death. This world will not help us see ourselves like Jesus sees us. But, Jesus can do all of this and more! HE loves us and wants to give us miracles each day that we serve HIM. When we don't give HIM acknowledgement for the miracles HE is doing in our lives everyday, we are crucifying HIM all over again. Don't let HIS suffering be in vain, give HIM all the credit HE deserves. Give HIM You! This Easter season will be filled with lots of family and friends. Share with one another the miracles that HE has done for you and in doing this you will celebrate HIS life, respect HIS death and marvel in HIS resurrection! Jesus is Alive! John 11:25, Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"