What is the definition of a miracle?

what is a miracleI don’t write as one having the answer, but as one who has questioned, “what is a miracle?”

It could be through the healing power of God as told in Vanessa’s testimony. Or as written about in Martha L. Shaw Blessings in a  Tattered Cardboard Box. I am only coming to see as The Lord opens the eyes of my heart, that He is working miracles all around me and sometimes I just don’t see them. This musing led me to write the following articl for Novembers publication of the Hudson River Sampler.

What  is a miracle?

By Naomi Fata

When Jesus walked the earth he healed the sick, opened the eyes unexplainable healingof the blind and performed numerous other miracles. Have you been a little bit envious of those who lived during that era, who were able to see His miracles? Ever thought that those who lived at Jesus’ time were a privileged group?

But what is a miracle? Is it that we just don’t see them?

Jesus walkingSeveral years ago I heard of a woman whose house stood untouched in the midst of a storm while the homes of those around her were utterly destroyed. Before the storm she had prayed for protection. Is that a miracle?

I know of people who have entered the operating room for the divine interventionremoval of a life-threatening tumor only for the doctors to find the tumor had disappeared. Wasn’t this the miracle prayed for?

These seem so similar to the miracles of Jesus except the worker of the miracle was not visible to the physical eyes like He was 2000 years ago.

Is not every answered prayer a miracle? Yet how frequently when prayers are answered our hearts remain grateful for only a short time? When the prayer cannot be answered with human strength but only by the power of the All Mighty it is a miracle. There is no other explanation.

answered prayerOn the other hand, do miracles not happen because we do not understand our desperate need for divine intervention? Therefore because we don’t comprehend our need we don’t seek, we don’t ask, and we don’t pray as if we believe?

Maybe we should all pray that we might have the eyes of faith to see the miracles in our lives and the heart to believe in a miracle-working God.

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About Naomi Fata

My name is Naomi Fata. I'm a wife, mom, work at home mom, writer and coach. I love to encourage others in faith, family and business. When I'm not sewing, writing, or encouraging you might find me buried in a book or jogging on the treadmill. You can follow my journey through facebook, twitter or instagram
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6 Responses to What is the definition of a miracle?

  1. Thank you so much for linking my words in this thought provoking work! Blessings!

  2. nesschesters says:

    Reblogged this on Awakening the Soul and commented:
    Loved this post by Naomi, The definition of a miracle… Modern day miracles happen every day! I am a testament of it 🙂

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