May 2, 2005
Miracles can be defined as an event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin or an act of God (dictionary.com). Miracles are something that might come upon like a bolt of lighting or land softly on your shoulder. A study was done and 84% of Americans believe in miracles (Christian Century). Miracles, however, are ordinarily understood to be not just products of divine intervention in the natural order, but extraordinary, marvelous and significant as well. The miracles of Jesus were a start and they continue to happen throughout each day. Little miracles happen everyday, but sometimes we are so busy we miss them.
Miracles are revelatory themselves in that they reveal the nature of God. Jesus came to reveal the Father to us. He said he was the Savior, and he showed he was the Savior by doing saving things. He healed diseases; he delivered the demon-possessed; he saved from the fury of the storm. So, miracles are from God; they override nature; and they reveal God. From the beginning we have Jesus changing the water to wine, he performed miracles in every fact of life the natural and supernatural (Let us Reason). The miracles of Jesus are found in two of the gospels. In Matt. 4:23 Jesus healed every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people by some just touching the fringe of His cloak; and as many as touched it were being cured (Mark 6:56). And all the multitude were trying to touch Him, for power was coming from Him and healing them all (Luke 6:19). He did all kinds of miracles and various different illnesses were healed. These include: leprosy, blindness from birth, deafness, paralysis, fever, shriveled limbs, an amputated ear, muteness, and blood hemorrhaging. Miracles served to prove that God was at work through a person or an even. Miracles confirm divine claims to be true. Perhaps miracles are simply those special everyday things that...
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