Do You Believe in Miracles?

Today’s Scripture Reading:  2 Kings 2: 1-25; 2 Kings 4: 1-44

Just imagine, in any given month in cities, towns and villages across the world…

Millions of people are typing the word “miracles” into their Google ™ search box.

Why?

  • They wonder if miracles are real
  • They wonder if miracles happen in the 21st century
  • They need a miracle
  • They are in a hopeless situation

I typed the word “miracle” in my search box and found 71,100,000  sites.

Wow! There’s a lot of information about miracles.

Today’s reading is all about miracles.

It not the “theory” of miracles,

it’s jaw-dropping,

mind-blowing

miracles that make me wish I could have been there.

It makes me wish I could have traveled with Elijah and Elisha.

Let’s take a look:

  • Elijah folded his cloak together and struck the water and the river divided and he and Elisha walked across on dry ground.  –2 Kings 2:8
  • A chariot of  fire appeared, drawn by horses of fire and carried Elijah by a whirlwind into heaven. —2 Kings 2:11
  • Elisha returned to the river after receiving a double share of Elijah’s spirit and struck the water with Elijah’s cloak and once again the river divided and Elisha went across.  —2 Kings 2:13
  • Elisha threw salt into the spring that supplied bad water to the town of Jericho and the water was purified. —2 Kings 2:20-21
  • Elisha cursed a group of boys who were teasing him about his baldness and two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of them.  —2 Kings 2:23-24
  • One flask of oil filled so many jars that the widow and her sons were able to pay off their debts and live on what was left over.  —2 Kings 4:2-7
  • The Shumenite woman became pregnant when it seemed impossible.  —2 Kings 4:15-17
  • Elisha prayed for the Shumenite woman’s son who had been dead for at least a day and his life was restored.  —2 Kings 4: 32-36
  • Elisha threw flour in a pot of poisonous stew and everyone ate and it didn’t harm them.  —2 Kings 4:41
  • Elisha fed a hundred people with a sack of fresh grain and twenty loaves of barley bread.  —2 Kings 4:42-43

When I finished the last verse my first thought was, “Lord, I want to be like Elisha.  I want to stay so close to You that I inherit a double share of your Spirit.”

And then I wondered…

Were the miracles in today’s reading only for Elisha’s time and only for special prophets?

And then I began to think about the hundreds, probably thousands of miracles God has done in my life; with the biggest one being eternal life through Jesus Christ–

So for the millions of people who are wondering about miracles:

  • Yes, miracles are real
  • Yes, miracles happen in the 21st century
  • Jesus Christ is the one and only miracle-working God
  • In Jesus there is always hope

 

What miracles has God done in your life?

 

Holy Spirit, I pray for the people who are searching for miracles.  Let them know that You are the miracle-working God. Let their faith grow as they read the miracles You did through Elisha. If You did it for them, You will do it for us!

I pray that we begin to seek the miracle-giver more than the miracle.

Draw us to You!

In Jesus Name.  Amen and Amen!

 

Expecting Miracles!

 

© 2012 Dianne Guthmuller

 

Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading:  2 Kings 5:1 through 2 Kings 8:15

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