God's Glory in Miracles
Featuring Branon Dempsey Posted on April 15, 2008
Yesterday, I played golf with some friends. In fact, it was the best day of golf I’ve ever had – and it was not how I hit d’ball. The day was so beautiful: blue skies, green, cool and clear. The course was pastoral and serene. I began to think of God’s miracles and the miracles performed by Jesus.
Jesus took what was broken brought forth healing, what was empty or dying, he filled and restored life. How wonderful it is to have God, to take our brokenness and death to be renewed in his power, moved by his love for man! God’s character is love. I think of the story of Lazarus in how Jesus restored the brother of Martha. What I found interesting was what happened before the miracle was made. Jesus, in speaking to Martha’s worry, He said: “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” Jn 11:40.
He was asking Martha not to just believe in the miracle itself, but to ask her if she is willing to see God’s glory in the miracle – to see Almighty God as the Giver of life, the Author over life and death. Then I thought, wow, if we believe and see the miracles of God, we are truly witnessing his glory. We are seeing the work of the Sovereign and Holy God, who has the authority over life and the victory over death. We see God as perfect and Divine.
He clearly separates what is holy and what is not. Upon faith, God has performed his miracle within our souls. He has separated us from the old life and placed on us the “new man,” clothed in his righteousness and sealed by the power of the Holy Spirit (Col. 3:10; eph. 4:30). Like the beautiful nature and serene landscapes we see, it is He who lives in us and we are not alone. He restores and makes all complete. I pray for you this day that God is working and restoring your life, so you can see the fullness of his glory, beauty and power – all to give Him praise.