Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Unknown Miracles

Matthew 12:15.....and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;

John 5:2-4  Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.

 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.

 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

I'm sure many of us have read in the Bible where Jesus healed people--the woman with an issue of blood, the 12 year old girl who died, blind Bartimaeus, and many others.  In the second passage of scripture I have shown, we see where only one person was healed each time the angel came down and troubled the water of Bethesda.

Even tho we may not "see" an entire multitude healed, I wonder how many times Jesus has healed people today, and we haven't even known it.

The Bible teaches that if there are any sick among the church people, have the elders in the church pray for them.  

I wonder how many times someone has gone to church with a headache, or stomach pain, or weakness in their bodies, and had the elders pray for them.  And of those same people, I wonder if Jesus actually performed a miracle that we could not see when the prayer of faith was prayed.  

How many of those headaches may have actually been a brain tumor, if the Lord hadn't touched that person in the first stages of it?  How many ulcers did a doctor never see, because the Lord touched what we thought was just a serious stomach ache?  How many hospital visits have never happened, because Leukemia was stopped before we could ask the doctor why we were running so many fevers and had so much fatigue?

I believe that often times we don't see all the miraculous things that God is doing in our lives, and all around us.  Each day with breath in our bodies, we have much to be thankful for, when we can see what He is doing, and what we can't see.  

He is such a gracious God!   


Faye said...

God is an awesome God!

Christy said...

AMEN! God is AWESOME! A wonderfully insightful post. :)