Every Sunday I post a devotion that reflects my belief in God and His place as Lord of my life as a Christian.
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)
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 everything for His glory. If and when His plan is revealed to us, we can thank Him for making it happen.
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!
Recently, a friend confided that he needed a drummer for his Christian band. Being a non-musical person, I couldn’t 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. In the message she mentioned the talents of a mutual friend: “Did you know Rui plays bongos?” I hadn’t known. After a flurry of emails, the two musicians connected. God makes miracles!
God, sometimes we don’t expect enough good things from you. Help us to continue to believe in your goodness and power. Amen.
What miracle do you need from God today?