Today I have been thinking about miracles God has done. As I am currently studying the Old Testament I will start there. How about at the beginning? I do not know if the person reading this is a creationist or evolutionist. Either way, it takes faith to believe either theory. I for one am a young-earth creationist. What that means is that I believe the earth was created in a literal 6 days not each day represents a certain span of time. But, if you believe in an old earth, or young-earth creation is the first miracle we know of from God. We would not be here if it was not for this miracle. To read about it just go to Genesis 1 and 2. Genesis 1 is the literal telling of creation. Genesis 2 embellishes the story adds flavor and character to the creation story.
Another miracle of God that I remember studying about is the Israelites 40 year journey to the promised land. Let’s talk about some of the backstory on this. I know it may be a well known story to many reading. But, here it is: Back when Abram left his family land at the prompting of the Lord and he arrived in Canaan.
So, this would be the promised land the Israelites took 40 years to get to. But, where were they coming from?
Israelites were just freed by God through many trials and tribulations brought on to show God’s power and His love and devotion to His people. You can find much of this story in the book of Exodus. It is a good book to read to learn about ourselves. We are still as the Israelites, trusting things around us, our circumstances over trusting the Lord. But, because of their mistrust, some behaviors by Moses and other leaders God made them take a long way around. What should have taken weeks, God stretched it out to 40 years. He did this because he told the generation that came out of Egypt would never enter the promised land, only their children would.
The miracle I wanted to point out in those 40 years of wandering in the desert their clothes, and shoes, never wore out!
God even provided for their nutrition! What a miracle is that!
But you think that was thousands of years ago, God doesn’t do miracles today! Look at the struggles around us, the turmoil, the PANDEMIC! Where is He in that? If He could do all that back then, why does He not help us now? I do not have all the answers, other than I do know we have been turning away from God slowly for many years. When you read my post about the book of Judges maybe it will help you understand a bit too.
What I CAN offer is an example that God is still with us, still caring for us if you just look around. It is something that happened to one of my cousins on my dad’s side of the family. See at one time she was living in California with her truck-driving husband. He had a heart attack and cannot drive anymore. She also had an injury at work that damaged her knee so she cannot work. They moved to Oregon and through many trials and struggles ended up living in an RV park in a small 5th wheel trailer. They have been blessed to find a great park with great neighbors, but still, their home was less than ideal. But, they never complained, always knew that God was with them and they had a lot of family support.
Well, one of their neighbors started getting very sick. So my cousin and her husband started to help him the best they could. The neighbor recently passed away and his family found out everything that my cousin did for their relative. Just today the family bought them a bigger motor trailer, it is not a new one, but it is a very nice one!
As they were pulling their new home into their log several of their neighbors came out clapping and cheering for them! I am just about in tears just writing about it!
I pray this encourages you today as we are all in this together. Times are hard for everyone around the world. We are all suffering, but as we turn and help others God sees it. If with what little we may have right now, just going and checking on our neighbors is more than enough usually. God sees it, He sees your need and He will provide in the right way, at the right time as he did with my cousin.