Blog 182

January 25, 2021


Robert Wise explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. Can 21st century people believe the hand of God still touches people today? Read and you’ll find new insights.


In Lee Strobel’s book The Case For Miracles, he chronicles the American perspective on the possibilists of a divine intervention. In this time of skepticism and doubt, I find it interesting that 51% of the country still believe the miracles stories in the Bible are true. When asked if they believe such is still possible today, 67% said yes. Only 15% said no. Baby Boomers ranked the highest with 71% believing in the possibility and young adults had a lower level of 61% believing in the miraculous. In this country, we have a remarkably high rate of people who accept the idea that their heavenly Father can intervene on their behalf.

In my experience travelling in Africa, I have found that possibly an even higher percent believes in the promise. Because those cultures are not as marked by skepticism, they appear to have a more natural child-like willingness  to believe that seems to open heaven’s doors more easily.  I do not mean that they are in some way backward or naïve. Many of these cultures are simply more open.

When I started seeking people who had some variety of divine encounter, I was surprised by how reticent many were to speak about the wonderful experiences they had received. They seemed embarrassed because the climate in their church or circle or friends was a ring of doubt. That’s been the climate in the American church. But here’s the facts. Two out of five US adults (38%) have had such an encounter. Based on 2016 data, that means a staggering 94, 792,000 Americans are convinced that God has performed at least one miracle in their lives.

No matter how you stack it up, that’s amazing. Now, I know you don’t develop your religious perspective based on statistics, but it’s nice to know how large the crowd is that you might be running in. We can encourage each other!

The purpose of these blogs has been to embolden your quest for the highest and the best. Even when we consider ourselves to be the least or most unqualified, we are actually the best candidates for a divine intervention. Remember that Jesus taught that the poor in spirit will inherit the Kingdom of God. (Matthew 5:3) Do not be afraid to reach out for the hand of God when you are in need.

Can I guarantee a miracle? Of course not. The nature of the supernatural remains a mystery. We are always reaching into a cloud with little understanding of what we will find. Remember some day we will all die. At the same time, the promise remains on the other side of that cloud.

Starting this week, you can see my interviews live on YouTube and Facebook. Simply key in MIRACLES NEVER CEASE and the interviews will come up. Tune in and see us live.

By the way, I’d love to hear your story if you’ve experienced a miracle. Sent it to me at Wise on Miracles@google.com.

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2 thoughts on “A VOICE IN THE NIGHT

  1. Robert,
    Do you ever post anecdotal reports of modern day miracles? Many years ago, Janet and I were travelling in Baja CA Mexico when w e stopped in at an Orphanage called Sordo Mudo – Deaf and Dumb. The folks were gathered around their water well helping a young man up to the surface who had been hand shoveling the well to try and reach water with no success. We looked out at the road and saw a truck slowing and then turning up the dirt road to the entrance. The driver stopped and approached us. He said “I was on my way south when a presence told me I should turn up your road. I’m not sure why this happened or what I could do for you. All I have on my truck is a water well drilling rig”.
    We saw it happen and it made a profound impression on us we will never forget.
    Chuck and Janet Pohlhammer


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