Monday, June 9, 2008

There is no way...

...but what if there was?

Have you ever seen a real live miracle? Have you ever witnessed an honest-to-God impossibility happen? I think that we have long ceased being amazed with child birth-- I mean come on. It happens all the stinking time--but it remains an amazing thing that science has yet to perfectly imitate. It remains a mystery and a miracle. Where does all the stuff come from to MAKE the baby? And the baby that hatched it? And the baby that hatched it, and so on... Who pushed the universe into starting in the first place (Descarte's theory of perpetual motion, anyone?)? We all know that it was God. How He did it? Well, that's between Him, Him and Himself. We'll know eventually.

But today, I'm wondering about miracles and wondering if we don't see them often because we aren't looking or we simply don't believe or we are just so stinking jaded.... You and I are walking miracles in every way, but it sounds too trite, really, to push that. We say it all the time. But here's what I always think when looking at the impossible: God made trees. Grass. He engineered the whole thing. So...why can't He perform other miracles? All the time?

He can.

Hm. And He probably is. Are we sitting on the edge of our seats in "hopeful expectation"? Galatians 5:5 says, "For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit's [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and right standing with God [our [a]conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope."

So what we're waiting for there is Him Himself-- the prize of gazing with wonder upon His glorious face, walking in His grace-- but that word "wait" shows up with "hopeful expectation" a LOT in the Bible. And that word wait doesn't really mean sitting with your hands in your lap-- the implication of the word is one of sitting forward, on the edge of your seat. Anticipating. Hm. Hopeful expectation.

What do we expect of the Lord? What are we really looking forward to on a daily basis? Are we looking for the same old, same old, or are we expecting Him to be the amazing Person He can't help but be?I want Him to change my mind... to expect miracles that will bring Him glory.

Following Him is full of such amazing opportunities.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Good thoughts sammy. I thought about the song we used to sing, telling God we were desperate for Him. God I have to hear from you or I'll die! There are times when I feel this way and other times, sad to say, when hearing from Him seems optional. Amos preached to the people that the days were coming when they would experience a famine on their land; not of food or water but of hearing the Word of the Lord. Soften my heart God; open my ears, speak for your servant is listening.
Tom Hudgens