“So they went out and proclaimed that people should change their hearts and lives. They cast out many demons, and they anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.” - Mark 6:12-13

People pray for miracles every day: marriages to be saved, illnesses to be cured, even a passing grade on an exam. Without the powerful presence of God, we know that outcome will not be what He wants or we need. Have you ever been a part of or seen one of God’s miracles?

Twelve years ago I was asked to lead a funeral for a colleague whose father had passed away. Everyone was angry and in pain. As the service approached, the family were more and more on edge, bickering and blowing up at each other, attacking one another out of pain and fear.

I searched scripture and I prayed for wisdom. I gave it completely to God. What God did next was a miracle. Healing and forgiveness, grace and mercy, love and understanding began to fill this family!

Sometimes we doubt God’s daily creation. But God is always at work, and when we witness or even participate in that work, life is amazing!

God of miracles, help me to let go and trust You; to place my complete faith in You alone! Help me to see Your daily miracles, in my life and the lives of others. Amen.
Aug 2 2018