I also wanted to know if God performs miracles today. The ones I witnessed were my own, deeply personal miracles. When my life should have been a mess, miracles shimmered instead—joy when there should be gloom. Peace instead of restlessness, and security when fear should rule.
And recently, my heart did a dance of amazement at God’s
power which was showcased as He performed a miracle in a hospital. The
story is about John Smith in St. Louis who fell in icy water and
remained there for 15 minutes. The news read, “When rescuers brought him
to SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, the teen wasn’t breathing. Paramedics
and doctors did everything in their power to bring John back, not
willing to give up. They performed CPR and other life-saving measures on
him for 43 minutes—without regaining a pulse.”
Medically, the boy
was dead. They called his mother to the room to give her the bad news.
What did she do? She prayed. She declared out loud God’s power and
the Holy Spirit upon her son and pleaded God to give back her son. What
happened next is that blood began to flow in that dead boy’s veins.
The doctors shocked, and stunned couldn’t give explanations. They
only had one conclusion: it was a “genuine miracle.” Here are the
I’d like to meet that mother and tell her, “I want faith like
yours. To be that bold, to and overflow with trust.” In order to possess
such deep conviction, perhaps this mother had gone through these stages:
1. Reject the doctor’s announcement. Recognize that only God has the
2. Call upon the power of God no matter who supported
her or who joined her in that effort. She cried out to God with rare
confidence. She spoke out loud, declaring the warfare of the enemy would
3. Expect God’s answer. She had to pray, believing in
the answer, calling upon God’s power over what seemed impossible.
So why doesn’t God perform more miracles today? My humble answer is
that He does, but we simply don’t see them. Every moment we breathe is a
miracle. The fact your vision is vibrant enough to read this is a
If back then, Jesus healed the sick, gave sight to the
blind, raised the dead, drove demons from people, why wouldn’t He do
The Bible says: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday
and forever. …” (Hebrews 13:8 NIV)
Father, If you are
indeed the same now as you were when you walked on earth, then you are
the divinely and supernaturally able to perform miracles. I shall renew
my faith, reclaim my trust in you, and from this moment on be aware of
each miracle that surrounds me. In Jesus’s name, amen.
will your life change, if you have the boldness to expect miracles?
* Is your faith enough to believe in the power of Jesus?
What keeps you from believing that God still performs miracles today?
Janet P. Eckles
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