Look to Yourself

(Luke 13:12-13 (ESV)) 

When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.” And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God.

Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” I hear in Einstein’s words, one either sees miracles or does not. In my words, one either has faith or does not. In my experience, seeing miracles requires faith. As Jesus said to the man, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”[1]R. Stedman, in Authentic Christianity, tells the story of an alcoholic who became a believer in miracles. He was asked how he could possibly believe all the nonsense in the Bible about miracles. “You don’t believe that Jesus turned the water into wine, do you? I sure do, because in our house Jesus changed the whiskey into furniture.” The money the man had been spending on liquor suddenly went to furnishing the house. A miracle! God worked a miracle in him, just like long ago when Jesus healed the woman of her disability. Is God working miracles in you? Believe it! Christ calls us to see everything and everyone as a miracle.[2]

“Don’t look for miracles. You yourself are the miracle.”Henry Miller, 20th century American author


[1]Luke 17:19 (ESV)

[2]John 14:3 (ESV)

About Pastor Steve

Pastor Steve Hodges is an ordained minister, pastoring a church in central Virginia.
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