“His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (1 Peter 1:3)
In times of crisis, we might hope for a miracle to save us. When we doubt or fear, we hope for a miracle to remove anxiety and give us boldness and courage.
“If I won the lottery, then…”
“If there was healing, I would surely…”
“If lightning would strike that tree, I would know for sure God wants me to…”
If only it were that easy! The Israelites saw many miracles, in Egypt, as they fled, as they wandered, and as they claimed the Promised Land. But despite pillars of fire extending to the sky, despite saving all the firstborn, despite healings and earthquakes and snakes (oh, my) they forgot about God and turned to idols of their own making. In the New Testament we know the Disciples saw and were personally involved in miraculous healings and provision, and they couldn’t even stay awake for an hour and abandoned Jesus.
Good news: Jesus never abandons us! The Bible tells us in Joshua 1:5 that God will never leave you and in Matthew 28:20, Jesus will be with you always…to the end of the age. We don’t need a miracle, but we need Jesus – and not the Sunday morning kind, or bumper sticker display, or annual Nativity scene kind of Jesus. We need the kind of Savior who knows our hurts and failures (Heb. 4:15), who wants to hear our prayers (1 Pet. 3:12), and pursues us with an unrelenting love (Rev 3:20). From His miraculous birth to His death, resurrection, and ascension, Jesus is the Savior we need to know.
All I need is a miracle, all I need is you.
Don’t waste time looking for money, fame, relationships, or status and don’t waste time pretending to be religious. Grab hold of Jesus. Read the Bible, pray all the time, tell others about Him, and don’t give up. Jesus offers us life to the full as we fix our eyes and our lives on knowing, serving, and glorifying Him.