I Was A Part of A Miracle Today

I believe that God gives us the gifts, abilities and resources to be a miracle for someone else

Isaiah 61:1-11

Reference: v.1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners… (TNIV Bible)

Explore: Working at LightFM in Melbourne, we had the privilege to partner with CBM Australia for Miracles Day.

Miracles Day gave people the opportunity to be a part of a miracle. For only $32 someone in poverty is able to receive a cataract operation so they can see again.

Thinking about people who are unable to see made me realise how much I value my sight. Close your eyes for 10 seconds… your whole world stops when you can’t see.

A 12-minute operation may not seem like a miracle for us, but for someone living in poverty, in a developing country, it is a miracle that CBM arrives and gives them back their sight.

Application: I believe that God can do miracles all on his own. Let’s be honest, He doesn’t need CBM and He doesn’t need my $32.

However, I also believe that God gives us the gifts, abilities and resources to be a miracle for someone else. It might be donating to CBM to allow them to do their great work, or it might be spending some time with a neighbour in need.

The Spirit of God is upon each one of us to perform great things is Jesus’ name. Let’s not sit back and expect God to be the only one to respond to needs in the world.

Prayer: Lord, may we respond to Your calling to be Your hands and feet in this world. Amen.

What can you do to be a part of someone’s miracle today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

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I Was A Part of A Miracle TodaySeptember 10, 2012 at 12:46 PMReply

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