"But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him"
Today's Morsel: The Encarta Dictionary defines a miracle as an event that appears to be contrary to the laws of nature and is regarded as an act of God. We see miracles taking place right before our eyes every day, and yet many still do not believe that there is a God. For example, a few months ago a tornadoe touched down here in our city and almost all the houses around ours had trees blown on their homes, roofs ripped off, siding taken off, yet nothing was done to our home. When we stated to the people that is was a miracle of God that our home wasn't destroyed, they just looked at us like we were crazy. Often in the church, we associate miracles with healings, such as opening of blinded eyes, lame being made to walk, cancer eradicated, or dumb being made talk. But what about the protection of our homes when disasters come? What about when people walk away from an accident unscratched? What about a life turned from sin and heartache? John said, "But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him." I pray that we never get to a point in our Christian walk that we think that miracle are only associated with physical healings. As Jesus told the man, except you see signs and wonders you won't believe. We need to heed Solomon's advice, "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil" (Proverbs 3:5-7).
Sing: Now know I that the LORD saves his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven, with the saving strength of his right hand, they are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God!