Matthew 9:27 – 30
‘ And when Jesus passed on from there, two blind ones followed Him, crying and saying, Son of David, have mercy on us.
And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, Do you believe that I am able to do this? They said to Him, Yes, Lord.
Then He touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith let it be to you.
And their eyes were opened. And Jesus strictly charged them, saying, See, let no one know.
Mat 9:27 – 30
‘ Partindo Jesus dali, seguiram-no dois cegos, que clamavam, dizendo: Tem compaixão de nós, Filho de Davi.
E, tendo ele entrado em casa, os cegos se aproximaram dele; e Jesus perguntou-lhes: Credes que eu posso fazer isto? Responderam- lhe eles: Sim, Senhor.
Então lhes tocou os olhos, dizendo: Seja-vos feito segundo a vossa fé.
E os olhos se lhes abriram. Jesus ordenou-lhes terminantemente, dizendo: Vede que ninguém o saiba.
Mat 9:27 – 30
‘És mikor Jézus tovább ment onnét, két vak követé õt, kiáltozva és ezt mondva: Könyörülj rajtunk, Dávidnak fia!
Mikor pedig beméne a házba, oda menének hozzá a vakok, és monda nékik Jézus: Hiszitek-é, hogy én azt megcselekedhetem? Mondának néki: Igen, Uram.
Akkor illeté az õ szemeiket, mondván: Legyen néktek a ti hitetek szerint.
És megnyilatkozának azoknak szemei; és rájok parancsola Jézus, mondván: Meglássátok, senki meg ne tudja!
What is a miracle? According to Webster it is a wonder, or a wonderful thing. Smith says it may be defined to be a plain exercise by God at the call of a man of those powers which belong only to the Creator and Lord. A miracle to me is God’s answer to our prayers when we openly profess our faith in regard to His power. It is also on the simple profession of our faith that our souls are saved.
Our local newspaper printed an article on Saturday about 15 ladies sitting at a busy intersection in one of our neighbourhoods, waiting on work. They are qualified as domestic workers and offer their services to the local public. They arrive as early as 5:00 in the morning and only leave at about 17:00 in the evenings, desperately waiting on a job. They all have families at home, some small children, staying home alone while mom is seeking an income. At times they have to withstand less favourable advances after a day’s work, resulting in no pay for a job done. Every day, they are sitting on their paint tins, waiting on a miracle.
Recently our town came together in prayer to support a young boy who sustained serious brain injuries in a car accident. Local doctors said he would not survive, he did. They then said he would never wake up from his coma, he did. They then said he would never speak, he did. They then said he would never walk, and he did! I need to repeat Smith’s explanation of a miracle: defined to be a plain exercise by God at the call of a man of those powers which belong only to the Creator and Lord.
We’re all sitting on our own ‘paint tins’ waiting on a miracle. For some it may be a new life in the form of a child, for others it is the healing of a sick body, new employment, love or friendship or maybe the miracle of salvation.
What are you doing about your miracle today? Will you remain sitting down on your paint tin? Or will you get up, pray to our Father, and profess your lively faith in the almighty grace of God!