God of miracles.

Why does God do miracles?

1. Miracles fulfill God’s promises : God’s promises to Abraham were naturally impossible and it took a miracle for Sarah to give birth to Issac, the promised child! Then ‘as the time drew near for God to fulfill his promise to Abraham and the number of people in Egypt greatly increased … Moses was born … He led them out of Egypt and did wonders and miraculous signs in Egypt, at the Red Sea and for forty years in the desert.’ ( Acts 7:17-36)  Therefore, miracles are needed to fulfill God’s impossible promises to us.

2. Miracles declare God’s goodness: Miracles are a ‘sign of his goodness’– (Psalm 86:17) Every miracle, big or small, is worth celebrating because they are a declaration of God’s goodness: His mercy, grace, justice, faithfulness, forgiveness, forbearance and love. So David said, “I am confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” ( Psalm 27:13) Expect to see miracles!

3. Miracles fills us with hope: The Psalmist recounted the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea, to stir the conscience of the nation of Israel whenever they lost hope. ‘The Lord made his people very fruitful … too numerous for their foes … He sent Moses his servant and Aaron … They performed his miraculous signs among them, his wonders in the land of Ham … For he remembered his holy promise given to his servant Abraham. He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of joy …’ (Psalm 15:23-45)

As Jesus entered Jerusalem, ‘the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen.’ (Luke 19:37)
He still does miracles today because ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever’. (Hebrews 13:8) Amen.

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