A dear friend of mine recently told our family a story from her childhood as we sat together around our kitchen table, enjoying a variety of desserts, strong coffee, and games.
She shared that when she was 5 years old, her young heart was inspired by the words from the movie Peter Pan that if she would only believe, she could fly. With fervent chants of “I believe!”, her soaring, faith-filled dive off the nearest high point ended in a broken collarbone.
After the age of 5, we tend to not need so many reminders of our humanity.
We CAN’T fly, and by then, we know it. We can’t save people, we can’t heal people, we can’t really control anything…including our children! We are human, and as such, we can only do what humans can do. We can invent airplanes…and interestingly, my flying friend is now in flight school. 🙂 What a redemptive smile from God! But humans can only do what their nature allows. Likewise, birds don’t carry briefcases and work in offices, squirrels don’t go deep sea diving, and cows don’t lay eggs. It’s not their nature.
So when we need something supernatural, we need to check and see in what our faith lies. Is it in a person…a person who can’t fly? Is my faith in my own abilities? Is my faith in circumstances? My bank account? None of those are supernatural sources, are they?
What to Know When You Need a Miracle
But God…God is supernatural by nature. He is not like us. His very being is miraculous. And because He IS miraculous by nature, everything He does is miraculous – just like everything WE do on our own is human.
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A sunrise? All creation? Healing blind eyes, or a cancer-ridden body, or a broken marriage? Appearing to a seeker in a Muslim country who has never heard of Jesus? EVERYTHING God does is miraculous.
So when you need a miracle from God, rest assured that your faith is well-placed in the Miracle Maker, and that your miracle is not “A Big One” to God. And when you ask God for “something small”, His granting of your small request is every bit as miraculous.
That foundation of understanding that our mighty God deals in the miraculous constantly – and is indeed unable to do otherwise – should give our faith wings to fly. Oh, that we would believe our Miracle-Working God to invade our realm with His presence and power and destroy the works of the enemy! Today, in our world, and in your life, may His Kingdom come and His will be done, and may your faith soar to believe for the supernatural!
With faith, hope, and love,