Let’s be honest. Whether you believe in God and miracles or not we all have times we could use one don’t we?
We face a crisis when we’d love to believe in and see one. Some divine intervention. A sickness healed, a marriage restored, emotions sorted out.
And how about some insight and clear direction when we’re facing a challenge? Wouldn’t we love to see down the path to know where the next steps are?
A story of Jesus hints at these promises.
No we can’t unleash that power on our own no matter how good we are. But as we expect it from God he rains it down on us.
Jesus has been teaching and working miracles. He’s tired so he heads for his hometown of Nazareth in Galilee.
“Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?’ they asked.”*
Even the ones who really didn’t believe in him, because he was the hometown boy, saw his undeniable power. Power to work miracles and give wisdom.
I wonder how much more of these we could see if we really expected them?
*Matthew 13:54 (NIV)