All the books in the world couldn’t record the miracles that Jesus Christ did. Healing the blind. Walking on water. Calming the storm. Feeding thousands with a few loaves and fish. Every miracle Jesus performed was for a purpose. He performed thousands of miracles, to shows us that God is real, God loves us and God wants to heal and restore us to abundant life. Jesus didn’t only heal a few sick people, the Bible says many times that all who came to Him were healed. Huge multitudes of people brought all their sick to Jesus, not only from Israel but also the surrounding nations to be healed. While many people think that Jesus’ miracles are a thing of the past, His miracles are also for present day. While we often think about being blessed with some type of miracle in our lives, we too often forget about the miracles that are happening around us or in our own lives each day. God is constantly performing miracles in your life and in your heart. Here are six ways types of miracles God does every day.
Birth and Life
Just the fact that you came into this earth and you are alive today is an incredible miracle. Think about it. Of all the millions of possible gene combinations, you came out. The timing was right, you have the right number of chromosomes, your mother was able to carry you and nurture you. All the conditions have to be just right for you to be born and you are here today. Life is one of God’s greatest wonders and ultimate blessings. Being you and being alive is truly miraculous.
The Seasons Change
You likely don’t think about the seasons changing as an every-day miracle, but it is! After winter is over, we know spring will come with warmer temperatures and lots of flowers. Then the weather will get hot in the summer before cooling off again in the fall. Cold weather will return as fall turns into winter an the cycle will start all over again. How amazing this wonder from God is! We have seasons because of God and it keeps everything in balance. Nature runs in its perfect cycles and we don’t have to do anything except appreciate it.
Your Body Works
The human body contains trillions of cells, 78 different organs, and more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels if you stretched them from end-to-end. Incredibly, all of the cells, vessels and organs work together to keep you alive. Each organ belongs to one of ten body systems. These body systems are interconnected and dependent on one another to function. The fact that your body functions is a miracle in itself. Everything in your body functions because of another part tells it to. Your heart beats, your lungs expand, your eyes blink, your ski regenerates, your blood pumps throughout your body, you inhale oxygen and carbon monoxide. Just think about all your body does. You are a miracle
How amazing is it that someone can play an instrument and bring you to tears? Music is a gift from God and it has miraculous power. There are lots of things which make music beautiful. It is used to express thoughts and emotions. People relate to the experiences of those they are listening to and can feel strong emotions from things they connect with. There are times when you may not be comfortable saying what’s on your mind or dealing with some of the things you’re going through, but listening to someone who is singing about your experience can bring healing, and that’s beautiful.
It was a great miracle that God performed when He created friendship. It became even more wonderful when He said, “I think I will give this to people.” What a great gift this is, especially Christian friendship. Friendship brings the encouragement of knowing that others care about what’s happening to us, wish us well and go out of our way to help us. Friendship gives us someone from whom to share our life with when we are bursting with joy or when our life feels like it is in shambles. Friendship can come to us unexpectedly. It also shows itself in simple but powerful ways, like a warm clasp of the hands, an understanding look, or just the words “I understand” and “I’m praying for you.”
Random Acts of Kindness
A smile and a connection with a stranger can go a long way. It can warm your heart. It can even inspire you to help someone else. Random acts of kindness can cause chain reactions. Think about how far a compliment can actually go. Telling someone how nice they look on a bad day is a sure way to make someone’s frown turn upside down. Even sharing some spare change with a person on the street or in the grocery line can go a long way. While there is a lot of dark in this world, there is someone counteracting it with kindness and that’s a beautiful thing.
God can and does miracles for people today because of His incredible love for us. It was the same in the Bible times: “the whole multitude sought to touch (Jesus), for power went out from Him, and healed them all” (Luke 6:19). But the ones who saw miracles every day were those who were with Him all the time. Rather than living our own lives, ignoring Jesus and then coming to Him when we need a miracle, we should enter into a close personal relationship with Him, following Him every day. When we do this, we will see the greatest miracle of all, as our life changes to become like His.