Throughout scripture we see Jesus doing these amazing miracles. He makes the blind see (John 9), the mute speak (Luke 11:14), the deaf hear (Mark 7: 31-37). He feeds thousands of people with a few pieces of fish and bread (Matthew 14:13-21). He even raised the dead back to life (John 11). After Jesus’ death and resurrection the miracles did not stop, they continued through the apostles.
One story in scripture that always strikes me is from Acts 3. Peter and John were on their way to the temple for their 3:00 o’clock prayer time (maybe they were praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet!). As they were about to enter the temple, they came across a crippled man begging. Peter and John intently looked at the man and Peter said “I have neither silver nor gold but what I do have I’ll give you. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean rise and walk.” (Acts 3:6)
In our ministry in Haiti, praying over the sick and suffering is almost an everyday thing. And every time we pray over someone I pray that I would have the faith of the apostles to say “In the name of Jesus, get up and walk!” Each and every time I beg the Lord for a miracle. But I have yet to see one like we read about in scripture. Or have I?
Will I ever see a crippled person walk or a dead person come back to life? I don’t know. But what I do know is that I have seen miracles. I have seen people blinded by the darkness of the world, step into the light of Christ and regain their sight. I’ve seen hundreds of hungry people being fed. I’ve witnessed people who were completely oppressed by the devil, delivered. I’ve been blessed to witness many people who at one time did not know God, come to believe and completely give their lives over to the Lord. I’ve seen people healed from illness. And the greatest miracle of all is what happens at each and every Mass. The priest speaks the words of Christ and simple bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ.
I guess the point I’m trying to make is that we all see miracles everyday and we should praise God for them. Write them down; remember them. And as far as those things that seem impossible, pray hard and remember nothing is impossible for God.