Clarksville, TN – One of my boys asked me recently, “Why doesn’t God perform miracles anymore?’
It was a good question…a deep question. It’s the kind of question that let’s you know your kid is really thinking about God. It’s also the kind of question that causes pause, makes you think, and cranks your mental processing up a notch.
We talked about miracles for a while, why God performed miracles like curing illness, reviving people from the dead, parting the sea.
We talked about the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. We discussed the Holy Spirit and how he intervenes on our behalf. We talked about a lot.
Moses parting the Red Sea
Thankfully, when he asked me this doozer of a question, I didn’t panic. But if he asked me today, I might answer differently. I would say, “How do you know he isn’t? What amazing things in your life are you taking the credit for? How would you know a miracle if you saw one?”
For Jeduthun, the choir director: A psalm of Asaph.
I cry out to God; yes, I shout.
Oh, that God would listen to me!
When I was in deep trouble,
I searched for the Lord.
All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven,
but my soul was not comforted.
I think of God, and I moan,
overwhelmed with longing for his help.
You don’t let me sleep.
I am too distressed even to pray!
I think of the good old days,
long since ended,
when my nights were filled with joyful songs.
I search my soul and ponder the difference now.
Has the Lord rejected me forever?
Will he never again be kind to me?
Is his unfailing love gone forever?
Have his promises permanently failed?
Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he slammed the door on his compassion?
And I said, “This is my fate;
the Most High has turned his hand against me.”
But then I recall all you have done, O Lord;
I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago.
They are constantly in my thoughts.
I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.
O God, your ways are holy.
Is there any god as mighty as you?
You are the God of great wonders!
You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations.
By your strong arm, you redeemed your people,
the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.
When the Red Sea saw you, O God,
its waters looked and trembled!
The sea quaked to its very depths.
The clouds poured down rain;
the thunder rumbled in the sky.
Your arrows of lightning flashed.
Your thunder roared from the whirlwind;
the lightning lit up the world!
The earth trembled and shook.
Your road led through the sea,
your pathway through the mighty waters—
a pathway no one knew was there!
You led your people along that road like a flock of sheep,
with Moses and Aaron as their shepherds.
I have experienced miracles. I have been rescued, forgiven, loved, redeemed, reborn and filled with grace. I have received mercy I didn’t earn. I have been forgiven for horrendous wrongs. I have given birth, married a Christian man, received second and third chances, and recovered from trials that once owned me.
Good, bad, happy, distraught: my life is a miracle, because I have an audience and a relationship with the King of kings.
About Kris Wolfe
Kris Wolfe is a Christian, wife and mother. Kris is a freelance writer who focuses on spiritual and practical encouragement. Kris also writes lessons for small group purposes for churches and is a small group coach. Kris has a master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice University and Seminary and is a listed TN Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator.
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TopicsChrist, Clarksville, Clarksville TN, God, Holy Spirit, Moses, psalm 77, Pslam, Red Sea