Thursday, June 29, 2017

Peter's mother in law, conclusion

We've been reflecting on a miracle this week.....Peter's mother in law was healed from her sickness and fever, and then energized with good health.  It happened with a simple act of compassion by our Savior, in the quiet of a small home.

Isn't that so often true in our own lives? The Lord's miracles in our lives are often quiet and what some people would call ordinary.  There are daily, small miracles that our Lord blesses us with, often behind closed doors, with no one around -- just a believer and her Savior. These are the things that allow ordinary people to carry on in their seemingly ordinary lives. And yet, I would argue that these are the most wonderful and the most significant miracles of all.

In the hectic ups and downs of this roller coaster that we call life, we can lose sight of God's miracles in our lives. We can agree that He made the world, and that He knew us in the womb. But we may forget the really important stuff, the part where as my grandma used to say, "the rubber meets the road." God called each of us to follow Him in His plans. He erases our doubts and reminds us of the salvation we received through His own Son.
As we look back over our lives, we may see God working in our lives more dramatically at some times than at others. But I truly believe that the quiet miracles are just as significant. We can praise God for being the Great Physician, and healing our friend and fellow study-mate from heart issues and surgery. But she can experience another miracle when she prays and receives strength to take her daily walk, when before she felt overwhelming fatigue.
It is just as much a miracle when God works in our lives to resolve financial situations that have us desperate for answers. It's a miracle when His Spirit reaches into a relationship and softens the edges to allow people to get along.
He has promised not only to save us from sin, but to hear our prayers and answer them, and to provide for us spiritually and physically. We see our world and it's violence, the good and the bad, and we often forget to look....and see....what God is doing in our lives.
His Spirit reminds us that we will see greater things.
He will be with us every day, and in every circumstance.
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. (II Peter 1:3-4)

Let's look for His hands at work in our lives this week!


Austin Towers said...

This is so very encouraging, Jacque. Jesus had thousands of people following him here on earth, but his miracles of healing were individual and intimate, showing the care and compassion He had and has for each of as, as individuals. x

Katie Isabella said...

I loved this one and it points straight to me as it does to others. I see myself here as recipient of miracles each day when I can walk, enjoy His sun and rain...wind and beauty.

Cathy said...

I love this one, too. It speaks to those of us, as you say, that have ordinary lives. We don’t have to be people who are out there “doing big things”. God doesn’t just value them, the famous, the “big”, like the preachers or missionaries, but also values us as individuals and His children. I needed to be reminded of that.