DON’T OVERLOOK THE MIRACLES!
Updated: May 12, 2021
Acts 4:8-12 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers
and elders of the people! 9 If we are being called to account today for an
act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed, 10
then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus
Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the
dead, that this man stands before you healed. 11 He is “‘the stone you
builders rejected, which has become the capstone.’ 12 Salvation is found in
no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by
which we must be saved.”
In the name of Jesus Christ, by whose name we must be saved, dear Christian
Did you hear them? I heard four of them in this reading, but they were not “in
your face” like most car dealership announcements, nor were they highlighted with neon
lights like the Las Vegas Strip. They were subtle and could easily be overlooked, but I
hope you will not.
They are miracles— God-worked things! We often think of them as extra-
ordinary events, unusual occurrences, worthy of fanfare and publicity, but they do not
necessarily need to be. I feel comfortable citing childbirth, a rainbow in the sky, and
breathing as miracles because only God makes them possible.
Because we want to give glory to God in all things and for all things, please