The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

I have observed how miracles impact our faith. A few years ago, we were on a mission trip to Honduras, assisting in a conference about healing. The pastor’s sister, in her mid-thirties, came forward for prayer for her eyes. Although she wore glasses, she could not read the large clock in the gathering area. After praying, her vision improved so she could read the clock without her glasses. It was a miracle as the Lord restored her sight.

That miracle encouraged others with faith. They took a chance and came forward for prayer, and many others were also healed. The biblical definition of a miracle is: β€œan event that involves the direct and powerful action of God, transcending the ordinary laws of nature and defying common expectations of behavior.” [1]

Miracles Impacted the Israelites

When all seemed lost, the Lord opened the Red Sea so the Israelites could walk to the other side on dry ground. The miracle continued when the sea collapsed around the Egyptian soldiers who pursued them through the Red Sea.

Exodus 14:30 That is how the Lord rescued Israel from the hand of the Egyptians that day. And the Israelites saw the bodies of the Egyptians washed up on the seashore. 31 When the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the Lord had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with awe before him. They put their faith in the Lord and in his servant Moses. [2] By one miracle, the lives of many Israelites changed as they saw the power of God before them. Think how this miracle impacted them that day and for years moving forward.

Jesus Performed Many Miracles

In the four Gospels, Jesus performed many miracles which testified to His love and compassion for the people. He used these miracles to help those He was ministering to, but more importantly, for people to place their faith in Him as the Son of God. All those healed by Jesus one day would die, but if their miracle led them or others to faith, the miracle had eternal consequences in a good way.

A friend prayed for a man whose arm no longer worked after a motorcycle accident. Although he did not know the Lord, his mother urged him to come forward for prayer. After prayer, this young man was jumping up and down, praising the Lord. A few minutes later, my friend led him to place his faith in Jesus. Although the healing was terrific, the real change and miracle was faith in Jesus. I wonder what his life is like today and how many people he told how Jesus healed him. Let Jesus change your life today by calling you to faith or in deeper faith.

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[1] https://www.gotquestions.org/definition-miracle.html

[2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Ex 14:30–31). Tyndale House Publishers.

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