All He had to do
by the Light of His presence …
Miracles dance out of the shadows,
when they sense the greatness of God nearby …
Freedom spreads like wildfire,
when sparked by His love …
All He has to do is be Himself,
and the whole beautiful world is created
again and again in our lives …
He is responsible for everything good.
What if we allowed His Spirit to roam
unfettered like a wild horse within us?
What if we allowed His Light to shine
through clear-glassed hearts into the world?
What if we expressed the full potency of His love
like medicine for wounded souls?
If presence is so powerful,
what’s stopping us
from embodying His?
What’s clogging the grace
that wants to flow through us
and heal the world?
In Luke 18:8, Jesus asked “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” I think that’s a good question to ask ourselves from time to time.
In the early church, apostles routinely performed miracles that we rarely see in this day and age. No doubt, God has inspired much of modern medicine and technology, which aid humanity in marvelous ways, but still: so many seem to suffer in vain even though when Jesus walked the earth, He consistently healed the sick and transformed lives by the power of His presence.
Matthew 17: 14-21
When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.”
“You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment.
Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Certainly, we can grow and be purified and refined into more Christlike people through times of suffering in our lives and love is the most important thing, but it is clear from bible stories like this one that Jesus is a healer and wants His followers to heal others in His name. By focusing on miracles and praying for the gift of faith, we can begin to cultivate the kind of faith that Jesus described, faith which truly “moves mountains.”
Have you experienced a healing miracle or encountered Christ’s presence in a transformative way? Have you been around someone, who conveys that love of God so purely that you are positively impact by their presence? Comment below, and I’ll be delighted to keep you in my prayers.
Lord thank you for all the stories you have given us, which reveal Your miraculous healing power and ability to work through us to heal others, when we pray in Your name. Please send an outpouring of your spirit to increase our faith and ability to heal and bless others by allowing Your Presence to flow through us into the world. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.
written by Nicky Gant for http://www.uniteinprayer.org 2/10/2020