by Macy Johnson
“Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent.”
(Matthew 11:20 NIV)
A miracle is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.”
After I picked out a beautiful plant for my Valentine’s Day gift, Jeff and I strolled up and down the aisles of the warehouse store. When we passed by the Customer Service counter, my husband directed me to the checkout kiosks and said he’d meet me at our car. Jeff stepped in line to discuss a price discrepancy on a recently-purchased power drill.
I obediently waited in the car for what seemed like hours. “What could be taking him so long?” I asked myself. Suddenly he appeared and announced he was given a $20 credit.
He drove the main road back home, over the interstate, and to an abrupt halt. We were the fourth car behind a massive wreck involving a large truck and two SUVs. Had we arrived a few seconds earlier, we would have been sucked into the destruction. I believe it was a miracle Jeff was led to address the overcharge on his drill. God’s providential timing was perfect to keep us safe.
I recently participated in a study of Jesus’ miracles. We asked each other, “What was their purpose? Why was He selective in performing miraculous feats?” To bring life from death? To reveal God’s character? To call to repentance? To remind us that He is in control? The answers are “all of those reasons and more.” I believe Jesus’ wonders were flawlessly timed to unveil God’s power.
I will look for God to reveal His power in everyday miracles. I hope you will, too!