I love to hear of God's miracles of deliverance. I've seen and experienced them myself. I've seen people healed, I've seen relationships restored, and money come from out of nowhere and groceries so up when no one knew of the need. In college I drove drove my car for more than a week with the needle far below empty. I put on close to 200 miles during that time. Money I was supposed to receive had been delayed and I was broke. I also was living 10 miles away from the college. If the gas gauge was broken, it sure was a strange situation for it hadn't been before nor did I ever have problems with it afterward and I drove that car for another two years.
During our second year of marriage, my husband and I also experienced a feeding of the 5,000 type of miracle. Okay, so there were only two people as opposed to 5,000 men and instead of five loaves and two fish it was about two quarts of chili but if was for far more than just one meal. We had just moved back to Minnesota, we were completely broke and we would not be getting our first paychecks for three weeks. I spent my last few dollars buying ingredients for chili. Then we watched it multiple until an unexpected check arrived for me about two weeks later.
By all accounts, I should have died the night I had that brain aneurysm rupture and if I survived, I should have sustained much more extensive brain-damage as opposed to what actually happened. My doctors were amazed at the way my brain healed and told me to consider myself a miracle. Yes, I definitely believe in miracles.
However, as great as these miracles of provision and healing are, I do not believe they are the greatest ones. I stand in absolute awe when I watch the the rebirth of someone in Christ. That to me, is the greatest miracle of all! However, I also stand in awe when I see people who can echo Paul's words and say:
We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed
always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
2 Corinthians 4:8-10 (NKJV)
for these are the people whose eyes are not upon their circumstances. Their eyes are fixed on Christ and they are willing to follow Him, even if they must do so on a path of suffering. I want to be willing to follow Jesus wherever He goes. How about you?
You O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. Ps. 18:28