Acts 14:5-18;Psalm 115:1-4,15-16; John 14:21-26
“When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they cried out.” (Acts 14:11)
A man who had never walked before in his life had jumped up and was standing right in front of the crowd. What an amazing miracle! It’s no wonder that the people couldn’t contain their excitement. So Barnabas and Paul seized this opportunity to tell them about the One who healed this man.
Even in the midst of our own uncertainties and unresolved questions, today should be a day of rejoicing as well. Why? Because God is at work. We are surrounded by miracles all day, every day. Our Father is reaching out to us every moment. We may not know it all the time, but that doesn’t mean that God is passive. Miracles come in many different forms, and he wants to open our eyes to see them. He wants to help us recognize that he is with us, still reaching out to us.
We have all experienced times of inner healing or strength. We have all had times when we knew we were forgiven, or when we were able to forgive someone else. We have all had times when we knew God was with us, or when we have seen loved ones return to the Lord. We have all had times of peace in the midst of difficulties, or when a passage from Scripture suddenly came to life. Each one of these is a miracle just as awe-inspiring as a physical healing.
Behind all these miracles is an amazing promise that Jesus made: “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him” (John 14:23). No matter what you may be facing today, or any day, you can hold onto this truth. Almighty God has chosen to live in your heart. He is with you in every circumstance, offering you his grace, peace, and hope. Your Father is always walking ahead of you, beside you, and behind you. What could possibly be more miraculous than that!
“Father, I am so grateful that you, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit have all come to live in my heart. I thank you and honor you for the ways you have worked in my life. Full of expectation, I am looking forward to the miracles you will work in my life today.”~WAU