The possibility of miracles

Miracle Max: Have fun stormin' da castle!
Valerie: Think it'll work?
Miracle Max: It'll take a miracle.

In the passage we looked at this week - John 9 - we saw a miracle. Or did we?

They still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man's parents. "Is this your son?" they asked. "Is this the one you say was born blind? How is it that now he can see?"
-John 9:18-19

Can miracles actually happen?


  1. What rises to the level of being "a miracle?"

    Limbs, and sight, and hearing, and organs restored through the miracle of curiosity and tenacity ...

    The miracle of my mind and heart being tuned and turned to God ...

    The miracle of birth in a Creation so wild and chaotic ...

    The miracle of Creation ...

    The miracles of health and understanding without scientific explanation ...

    Yes, I have come to expect miracles and God is making me soft-hearted enough to see them.

  2. Great point, Scott!

    Maybe whether something is a miracle or not can depend on your perspective.

    Your birth example is a good one. From one point of view, births happen every day, thousands an hour. From another perspective, that anyone should be born in a world as chaotic and violent as ours is a miracle. There are so many things that could go wrong, but this child made it. Praise God!