MIRACLES STILL HAPPEN
DAY 194 OF 365 IN 2021
Matthew 11:20 Then He began to denounce [the people in] the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent [and change their hearts and lives].
When a miracle occurs, while some people stand in awe and shock like the Jews in the Days of Jesus, others like Paul and Silas praised. Like Darius, some also become curious and begun searching and in the end, found the God who was behind the miracle. Thus, throughout the pages of scripture, we read many miracles all of which served differing purposes amongst them: to confirm the message of the Gospel, to restore things that were lost, or to reaffirm the sovereignty of God.
Among other things therefore, miracles are intended to be sign posts to the power behind them – they are intended to direct focus and attention unto God. In the ideal case, they even aim to trigger a change of heart. Sadly, that was not the case with the cities Jesus speaks about today hence his disappointment.
His expectation was that each miracle would have brought the people who witnessed them a step closer to God, but how indifferent they were to the miracles and the message they heralded.
Every miracle is an encounter, and every encounter ought to produce fruits, fruits that redirect our focus towards God. Beloved, if we would open our eyes, we would realise that at the very heart of every miracle lies an opportunity to see the God behind the miracle and a chance to be truly renewed.
Each day we live is a complete miracle, the thing we therefore need to ponder on is what we are doing with that miracle.