Faith defies limited human understanding. God is not a God of logistics, but rather one of wondrous miracles. God is the Author of Truth and does not operate within the confines of time and limited human capabilities that we operate with.
Is it logical for the Red Sea to be parted?
Is it logical for David to fight Goliath, a giant?
Is it logical for Daniel to sleep in the Lion’s Den?
Is it logical for a Virgin to give birth to The Son of God?
Is it logical for God to be put to death by His own creation?
If by faith, we believe these events to be true, what is holding us back from experiencing the wondrous miracles of God in our own lives? God didn’t retire from the miracle business in the 21st century. Perhaps what retired is the faith of the faithful. Does God not perform miracles anymore, or do the so-called faithful not even believe that He can?
Perhaps we are so dizzied by the modern fast paced lifestyle, that it puzzles us how the humble and tender God from Nazareth fits into the mix of all this. What if I told you that God is calling us out of the falsehoods of the modern world, and into the truth and beauty of a simple pious life. For it’s a lot easier to hear the whispers of The Lord when one is living slowly, and intentionally following the wind of The Holy Spirit, as it sweetly blows.
God is found in the quiet garden, where the food of the earth grows.
That’s why they want you a consumer, in a crowded supermarket.
God is found in silence.
That’s why they want you constantly overstimulated.
God is found in beauty.
That’s why they promote to you such ugliness.
Don’t you know dear soul, that the modern world is run by the enemy? It’s hard to see miracles when we are being stripped of the simple miracles that are to be found in everyday life.
When’s the last time you’ve watched the sun rise over the waters?
We live in a sinful age, and we are sinful people, in need of the Mercy of Christ. Perhaps this discourages us from believing that God could ever perform miracles for us. But let us not be discouraged, because even the Saints went to confession. We cannot put limitations on how God so chooses to operate and accomplish His plans. For God’s plans are not our own, and His ways are not our ways, for His thoughts are higher than ours.
Peter denied Christ three times, and God still instituted him as Pope. And even when Peter had the keys to The Kingdom, when persecution got heavy in Rome, Peter tried to flee in fear. As Peter is fleeing Rome, Christ appears to Him on the same road but walking towards Rome, instead of fleeing. Peter asked Jesus “Quo Vadis?” Which means “Where are You going?” In Latin. Jesus replies “I am going to Rome to be Crucified again.” Peter turned around and headed back to Rome, where he would later be crucified.
All the Apostles but one, fled from Christ during His agony; and He still put them in charge of spreading the Gospel throughout the nations. The Apostles were given the gifts of healing, and performing miracles in the name of Christ.
Paul went from killing Christians to speaking in tongues so all could hear the Good News which is the Gospel. Paul was walking on the road to Damascus to go persecute Christians when He heard the voice of Jesus saying, “Why do you persecute Me?” Christ said in regard to Paul, “This man is My chosen instrument to proclaim My name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.”
- Acts 9:1-15
Brothers and sisters, rigidity and miracle defiance does not mirror the tender heart of The Savior. God is alive and well, and still in the miracle business. God can do whatever He pleases. He rises and sets the sun every day, and He can perform whatever miracles He would like to.
Are the modern faithful unable to hear the voice of The Lord, or do they not even believe that The Lord can speak to them?
Jesus says “My sheep hear My voice: and I know them, and they follow Me.” - John 10:27
Holiness is not something that can be achieved on our own but by heeding the tender whispers of The Lord. It’s in making more room in our lives to hear His tender voice, that we begin to have deep encounters with our Holy God. It’s those close encounters with God that breed holiness. It’s the life-changing power of The Resurrection, that stirs up holy fire within us, compelling us to change our lives and live Godly ones. To exchange hearts of stone for hearts of the spirit.
Who can fathom the things that God does? And who are we to question them?
Our God is a God of miracles,
and He’s still in the miracle business; even here and now in the 21st century.