Words from the Heart for Friday March 26th, 2021
I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
Psalm 77:11 (NIV)
When Canadian hockey fans hear about the Miracle on Ice, their thoughts probably go back to the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics when Team USA — made up of a bunch of college kids — upset the mighty Soviet Union en route to winning the gold medal. That’s a shame, because there was a Canadian Miracle on Ice 32 years before. A team of World War II vets from the RCAF, thrown together because Canada refused to send a team to the 1948 Olympics, won gold! A Canadian miracle.
The Bible begins by introducing us to the God who is the Creator. He set in place all of the natural laws by which the universe functions. We would all be in trouble if, for example, God had not set in place the law of gravity. Because He is the God of universal laws and order, He also is the God who can set them aside if He decides to do something special. When He does, we call that a miracle. King David understood that God performs miracles. In Psalm 77:11 he writes: “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.” The Bible records so many of God’s miracles, and not just the big ones like causing the sun to stand still. Oil doesn’t run out, water turns into wine, a donkey speaks. The God who performed these miracles is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. If He performed miracles in the past, you can count on Him doing so today. He can step into your life and transform you by His grace. He can touch your body and heal you. He can open doors that appear shut. Trust Him for a miracle today.
These have been words from the heart.