What makes a miracle?

What constitutes a miracle?

Yesterday I had the good fortune of seeing the movie ‘Miracle Club’. With the sensitive use of comedy it looks at different people and their reasons for travelling to the healing waters of Lourdes, France. 

It also tells the outcome for various characters. However it does not declare whether or not a miracle has occurred. Instead the viewer is left to make that decision.

Jesus spoke of miracles in the scriptures:

“Unless you people see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.” Jn 4:48(NIV)

“For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed.” Jn 5:20(NIV)

“The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.” Jn 6:63(NIV)

The 4 Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, describe many of the miracles that Jesus performed. However there was one commonality in all…..Faith! Faith that Jesus Christ was, is and will always be the Son of God.

So what constitutes a miracle? Well that depends on the individual and their ability to know and love the Lord. It’s Spiritual. For no 2 miracles are the same and they are between the person and our Lord.

“Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth.” Ps 46:10. 

Joel Ryan of Christianity.com discusses the first half of this verse: “the tone of this verse can be read: stop striving, stop fighting, and stop trying to do things on your own. Stop stressing about the battle ahead and trust me. Wake up! I am the Lord. I am your refuge and your strength. You have nothing to fear or worry about when I am with you. I will fight your battles and deal with your enemies. So get out of my way. Step back, open your eyes, and acknowledge who I am and what I can do. Let me be God. Don’t try and do my job for me. Be patient, be still, and let me go to work.”

My prayer is that we will all let God and glorify His name.

- Janelle Fox

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