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God the Miracle Worker

Isaiah 25:1

O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

We serve a magnificent God, one whose handiwork can be glimpsed in the sun's rising, the gentle sway of the trees, the intricate beauty of a tiny flower, and the wonder of a newborn baby's smile. All around us, His miracles abound, some too grand for our comprehension, others touching our lives in quiet, invisible ways. Yet, despite their ubiquity, it is easy for us to fall into the trap of scepticism and doubt, especially when life presents trials that weigh heavily upon our hearts.


First, let's remember Moses at the Red Sea, a familiar narrative found in Exodus 14. Pharaoh's army was closing in, mountains were on either side, and the vast Red Sea lay before the Israelites. Human logic screamed of impending doom. But the Israelites were not ordinary; they were God’s chosen people. In their moment of despair, God directed Moses to raise his staff; and lo-and-behold, the sea parted, offering them an escape route, an embodiment of God's delivery in the face of adversity.


Let's journey next to the healing of the blind man in John 9. The man had been born blind, considered a societal outcast. Enter Jesus Christ, the embodiment of hope. He spat on the ground, made some mud, applied it to the man's eyes, and told him to wash in the Pool of Siloam. Upon doing so, the man gained his sight. This miraculous healing was not just a physical restoration, but it symbolised spiritual enlightenment, illuminating the abundant grace of God.


Our third stop is when Jesus turned water into wine at Cana – a miracle recounted in John 2:1-11. At a wedding feast running out of wine, Jesus instructed servants to fill jars with water. When they did, to their awe, it transformed the water into exceptional wine. This miracle, the first of Jesus' public ministry, signifies the transformational power of faith and obedience to God's instructions.


Finally, let's not forget the most significant miracle of all: the resurrection of Jesus Christ. After suffering a torturous death on the cross and being laid in the tomb, Jesus rose again on the third day, as prophesied. This miracle, well-documented in all four Gospels, signifies the victory of life over death, good over evil, and offers us the promise of eternal life.


In our own lives, we stand witness to His everyday miracles. Perhaps it was an unexpected recovery from an illness, an answered prayer when all seemed lost, or a chance meeting that changed our life’s trajectory. These are not mere coincidences but the visible signatures of our ever-watchful and caring Father.


Remember, beloved brethren, the human conceptions of possibility do not confine our God. He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. With Him, all things are possible.

However, we also realise that miracles are not merely God's way of dazzling us with His power or showering us with gifts. Instead, miracles are, at their core, expressions of God’s loving-kindness, His deep care for us, His children. They serve as divine reassurances of His ever-present help in times of trouble.

They serve as a divine assurance, showing us that no matter how gargantuan our challenges, no matter how impossible our situations may appear from a human viewpoint, there is no problem too big for our God to solve. They are reminders that when we place our trust and faith in God and follow His instructions; we open doors for miracles to happen in our lives.


Miracles can also be lessons, testing our faith and compelling us to trust in Him completely. They can stir us out of our complacency, reminding us of our dependence on His grace. They challenge us to let go of our need for control, and instead, to abide in Him and His will.


We remember that God’s timings are perfect, and His ways are not our ways. Sometimes, we wish for immediate miracles, forgetting that patience, endurance, and faith are just as miraculous. It is during the waiting period that our faith is refined, our hope is strengthened, and our relationship with God deepens.


So, I encourage you, my dear brothers and sisters, let us not lose heart in the face of life’s challenges. Instead, let us look to our God, our ever-present help, our miracle-worker, with unshakeable faith and unwavering hope. For God is indeed at work, moulding us, shaping us, and refining us through His miraculous ways.


Let us continue to seek God, embrace His miracles with joy, and share our testimonies with others to inspire faith, spark hope, and spread love in the world. Together, let us become living testimonies of God's miraculous works in our lives.