Blog 6 August 22, 2016 MIRACLES NEVER CEASE
Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the hand of God touches people in today’s world?
Read and you’ll find new insights.
Frankly, I don’t know.
Miracles are one of the mysteries of God. A mystery doesn’t mean we’re not smart enough to understand. Rather, that there are no human analogies to explain what is beyond our comprehension and everyday observations. For example, what is beyond infinity? No one knows because we cannot go there. The final explanation for why a Divine intervention occurs is in the mind of God – and we sure can’t go there.
Explaining why miracles happen or don’t happen is God’s business. Having put the ball in the heavenly Father’s court allows me to sit back and shrug. However, that is exactly what I don’t want to do. I write these weekly blogs because I have stumbled on to some answers for how we can position ourselves to receive a Divine blessing as well as participate in an ongoing ministry that can bless other people. I am sharing my discoveries in hopes of encouraging others to join the search for greater understanding and insight. You can be part of that adventure.
The problem is that most theologians, pastors, priests, denominations, and churches are avoiding the subject and would probably be scandalized by what I am suggesting. They are all in different ways products of the secular age in which we are living. Secularity has become a box that shuts out the immediate presence of God. When the world was created, God gave us free will which means when we say “no” to Him, the Almighty doesn’t break the doors down to prove that He’s here. God accepts your “no” at face value. The current religious scene is saying their “no” through indifference, disbelief, doubt, and close minded systems of thought.
But maybe you’re thinking, “if all these people Robert Wise is writing about had a miracle, why not me? Again, that’s a more complicated question than it appears to be. Every individual situation is different and the answers would be different for every person. However, I am describing principles that can be of significant help.
So far, we’ve taken a brief look at a pastor who had a prayer gift, a woman who hears angels tell her what to do, and a woman with an aneurysm who trusted the promises of the Bible.
The common denominator in each of these instances has been obedience to their faith, a strong trust and commitment to what their faith promised. At the same time, there are folks out there who experienced miracles with little or limited faith. I’m still working to understand how these encounters are alike and different. We keep walking into a mystery.
In the following weeks, we’ll continue to explore these often unexpected experiences to see what we can discover. At this point, my suggestion is stay tuned. Be open to the possibilities. We’ve taken on a big subject, but it is more than worth the effort to see what we can discover.
This spring I asked an ag-pilot (some times better known as a “crop-duster”) to come to Oklahoma to help me during my busy season when I’m spraying wheat. South of the runway is the city cemetery, a beautiful, quite location that is surrounded by trees. While I was flying one day this pilot called me very upset that he had flown over a funeral! I told him not to worry, there was no way to see that there was a funeral going on and that we had a job to do so not to be concerned. When I got back to the airport to get another load my wife beckoned me over to a rather large group of well dressed folks that she was visiting with who wanted to know who had flown over their mothers funeral at exactly the right time! Turns out that their father was an ag-pilot, who had died and was buried at the Kingfisher OK cemetery in the mid 1970’s, all eleven kids had grown up around this airport and after he died their mother had taken them to California. All eleven children grew up, established family’s and career’s, then when their mother died they wanted to bring her back to rest by their father.
At the close of the ceremony while letting their mother go to be at rest with their father, having an ag-airplane fly over was to them a comforting close to their parents lives.