Have you ever wondered why some people seem to see the miraculous and some don’t?
I’ve wondered why sometimes I’ve seen full up miracles and then later followed the exact same formula and nothing seems to happen. I mean what’s with that?
In a story of Jesus he comes to his home town and is met with resistance but also I think some honest questions.
“Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?”*
No doubt some meant this derisively. But I think there was also some honest searching with some.
I see two great questions which perhaps would help unlock the miraculous for us.
Honestly searching out, “Who is this Jesus? Is he really God? How can I live in a vibrant relationship with him?”
Then asking, “Is there real power? What power does God promise? What blessings does he offer?”
See I think often we want to see the miraculous but really have little idea of what God promises or confidence in the power available.
I wonder what we’d see if we really knew what to expect?
*Matthew 13:55-56 (NIV)