Today’s Reading: Isaiah 33:10-36:22, Galatians 5:13-26, Psalm 64:1-10, Proverbs 23:23
All of my life I have eagerly wanted to see God working miracles, so when I read Isaiah 35, it hit me right in the heart.
5 And when he comes, he will open the eyes of the blind
and unplug the ears of the deaf.
6 The lame will leap like a deer,
and those who cannot speak will sing for joy!
Springs will gush forth in the wilderness,
and streams will water the wasteland.
7 The parched ground will become a pool,
and springs of water will satisfy the thirsty land.
Marsh grass and reeds and rushes will flourish
where desert jackals once lived.
These are the things I have always longed to see – people experiencing life-changing physical healings that are simply not possible by human intervention and a restoration of the natural world to abundance.
This was certainly the case when Jesus walked the earth. Is God still interested in miracles to confirm His plans in the world? I hope so. What stands in the way? Is it my lack of faith or the skepticism that is the nature of our world (or perhaps of my own heart)?
I am still on the lookout for these miracles and will continue to hope to see them in this life and in the next.