The greatest miracle of all

Re: Verse reading–Numbers 13:1-2, 17-33; Joshua 14:6-10 (day one)
“My brothers made the hearts of the people melt with fear.  I, however, followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly.”  (Joshua 14:8)  The longer I live, the more I appreciate God’s less spectacular miracles.  Jesus had to discern when He was tempted.  Stones into bread. Temple dive and angel rescue.  Possible?  Yes.  Profitable?  No.  (See Luke 4 for more)  All the miracles of Christ (sight for blind eyes, mobility for paralyzed) were intended to point our attention to the greater miracle–Heaven’s offer to heal the human heart and restore it to full, powerful, joyful relationship with God.  As unspectacular as it may seem on the surface, the deep work of “writing the Law of God on the heart” (Jeremiah 31) is the TRUE miracle, and the only one that will last.  “Teach me Thy way, O Lord; I will walk in your truth; Unite my heart to fear Thy name.” (Psalms 86:11-12)  An undivided heart is a miracle!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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