DO WE SEE THE MIRACLES THAT SURROUND US EVERYWHERE?

__________________________________________________

“You are the God who performs miracles; You display Your power among the peoples.” Psalm 77:14

To believe in an omnipotent God is to believe in miracles. A God who exists outside of time and space… who dwells in the expanse of heaven and eternity… who has no beginning and no end. The Creator who spoke the universe into existence. The Maker and Giver of all life. The One who holds all creation together. He is the God of miracles.

“He is not the soul of nature, nor any part of nature. He inhabits eternity: He dwells in a high and holy place: heaven is His throne, not His vehicle, earth is His footstool, not His vesture. One day He will dismantle both and make a new heaven and earth. He is not to be identified even with the ‘divine spark’ in man. He is God and not man.” – C.S. Lewis – Miracles

God is the Designer of nature and the Author of its laws. He is not governed by these laws. He is transcendent. The laws of nature are subject to Him.

“It is therefore inaccurate to define a miracle as something that breaks the laws of nature. It doesn’t… If God annihilates or creates or deflects a unit of matter, He has created a new situation at that point. Immediately all nature domiciles this new situation, makes it at home in her realm, adapts all other events to it.” – C.S. Lewis – Miracles

Miracles are God’s supernatural touch upon the natural world. He touches nature and nature responds. In miracles, the laws of nature are refashioned by the Creator for His wise and good purposes.

“Christian miracles… show invasion by a Power which is not alien. They are what might be expected to happen when she (nature) is invaded not simply by a god, but by the God of nature: by a Power which is outside her jurisdiction, not as a foreigner but as a sovereign. They proclaim that He who has come is not merely a king, but the King, her King and ours.” – C.S. Lewis – Miracles

Miracles are manifestations of the power of God. His power invades His creation. In His omniscience, He works His supernatural power to bring about His consummate will. For He holds sovereign reign over all. He is the King of Kings, God of all.

“The Christian story is precisely the story of one grand miracle, the Christian assertion being that what is beyond all space and time, what is uncreated, eternal, came into nature, into human nature, descended into His own universe, and rose again, bringing nature up with Him.” – C.S. Lewis – Miracles

Jesus Christ is the greatest of all miracles… the One to whom all creation points. God became Man. The Word became flesh. He came to do what only He could do… to save those He loved… to give to all the eternity that dwelled within Him. His incarnation, resurrection and ascension compose the grand miracle of God.

“There is an activity of God displayed throughout creation, a wholesale activity, let us say, which men refuse to recognize. The miracles done by God incarnate, living as a Man in Palestine, perform the very same things as this wholesale activity, but at a different speed and on a smaller scale. One of their chief purposes is that men, having seen a thing done by personal power on the small scale, may recognize, when they see the same thing done on the large scale, that the Power behind it is also personal — is indeed the very same Person who lived among us two thousand years ago. The miracles, in fact, are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” – C.S. Lewis

Jesus brought miracles to life. He worked signs and wonders. He touched lives with His supernatural touch. He made miracles personal. All so that people might see the miraculous manifested everywhere in creation and all created beings and come to believe.

»   Do we notice the miracles that surround us everywhere? The miracles that manifest the power of God? The miracles that quietly invade our daily lives?

Miracles are displays of God’s personal involvement in His creation and in our lives. He is both a transcendent and immanent God. He is both omnipotent and intimate. Let us rejoice in this God who created all out of love for us… and who acts on behalf of those whom He loves (Isaiah 64:4)… sometimes in miraculous ways.