February 12th, 2019

The TBS network just launched a new show called Miracle Workers, starring Daniel Radcliffe. He is an angel in charge of human prayers and is trying to save the earth from God, as played by Steve Buscemi, “who has pretty much checked out and is ready to move on to his next project” (IMDb.com). Craig, Radcliffe’s character, rallies other angels to work with him in an effort to create a miracle— helping two humans to fall in love.

Bible truths

So what does the Bible say about miracles? First, God is the source of all miracles. Angels and people cannot create miracles. Only God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit have the power to initiate miracles. However, God can choose to use people as vessels to carry out or perform the miracles.

Second, miracles are not performed for money. Since Mark Twain coined the phrase miracle worker, it has come to apply to anyone who achieves something extraordinary and good. But most of the world’s greatest miracle workers have been too humble to claim that title for themselves.

Third, the Bible does not define what is or is not a miracle. Since God is the source of miracles, it is best to let God judge what events are miracles. Certainly, as Christians, we can believe in miracles and should notice and appreciate the miracles of everyday life. But, in the end, humans are left to wonder about the supernatural and to wrestle with what we actually believe to be miracles.

Miracle of eternity

This new TV series portrays God as a bored, uninterested God who no longer cares about the world. But nothing could be further from the truth. The Bible is full of stories of how much God loves those God created. Scriptures show us all that God has done for humankind out of love — generation after generation — despite how humans have behaved. God’s choice to keep loving us, no matter what, may be the greatest miracle of all. God has, does, and will continue to choose and love humankind forever.

Question of the day: Do you believe in miracles? Why or why not?
Focal scriptures: Acts 19:8-20; Matthew 10:1, 5-15; Hebrews 13:8

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