Q: How come God doesn’t send miracles other than saying lives?
A: I’ve got good news. God does send miracles! Most people simply don’t recognize them.
Listen to this rather frightening Bible verse: «Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour» (1 Peter 5:8). Romans 6:23 warns that «the wages of sin is death.»
Devour? Death? Not a pleasant thought. Haven’t you ever sinned? I know I have. The Bible says that «all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God» (Romans 3:23, KJV). But you’re not dead. I’m not dead. Why? Because of a miracle.
You see, the devil would have us in constant pain, constant turmoil, and constantly dead. Thus anything other than being dead is a miracle from God.
The fact that you can learn interesting stuff at school is also a miracle. When your mom or dad does something that makes you laugh and laugh, that’s a miracle. Or when you feel love for an animal or person, when you enjoy your favorite food, or when you feel the cool breezes of summer or soak in the warmth of a crackling winter fire—those are miracles too.
Paul says, «I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ» (Philemon 6).
The next time you take in a breath or experience joy, remember, you’ve received yet another miracle from God.