And when Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.” (Acts 12:11, New American Standard Bible)
Recently, a friend confided that he needed a drummer for his Christian band. Being a non-musical person, I couldn’t help or recommend anyone. In fact, the only – and best – thing I could do was pray for his need, which I did. The next morning my sister emailed me about a mutual friend, “Did you know Rui plays bongos?” I hadn’t known. After a flurry of emails, I connected the two musicians and they’re planning to meet. God makes miracles!
Last week, my neighbor was despairing over his recent diagnosis of a debilitating disease. If he couldn’t work, he couldn’t make a house payment. Our families prayed together. The next day, he received an unexpected check in the mail, enough to make two house payments! God makes miracles!
Do you look for miracles in life? Peter wasn’t expecting a miracle, but he got one that saved his life. Situations don’t always happen the way we want them, but we need to believe God is working for His glory. If and when His plan is revealed to us, we can thank Him for making it happen.