In the opening pages of Miracles, Eric Metaxas used two great quotes to set a foundation for the message of his book. He opens with these quotes to counter the unbelieving mind that rejects even the premise for a discussion about miracles.
Miracles are not in contradiction to nature. They are only in contradiction to what we know of nature. Saint Augustine
Somehow or other an extraordinary idea has arisen that the disbelievers in miracles consider them coldly and fairly, while believers in miracles accept them only in connection with some dogma. The fact is quite the other way. The believers in miracles accept them (rightly or wrongly) because they have evidence for them. The disbelievers in miracles deny them (rightly or wrongly) because they have a doctrine against them. The open, obvious, democratic thing is to believe an old apple-woman when she bears testimony to a miracle, just as you believe an old apple-woman when she bears testimony to a murder… G.K. Chesterton
In the EFCA we believe in the power and willingness of God to work miracles on behalf of His children. He is limited only by our unbelief (Mark 6:5-6).
Let’s believe and ask Him for great things that reveal His power and concern. If you’ve been beaten down and lost a little hope, then let me encourage you to do two things:
- Open the Gospels and read slowly, remembering that the Jesus of those pages is your Savior and He cares deeply for your needs.
- Find a prayer partner to pray regularly with about things that only God can change in your life and in the lives of those you love.
Praying for you even now,