The Word of God never bores me. I receive fresh revelation every time I read the Bible. That’s because the Word is alive!
Here lately, the word “miracle” stands out to me. Our God is a miracle working God and as I think about the word “miracle,” then Scriptures of miracles are highlighted to me.
Let’s examine Mary’s life and list the miracles.
First an angel’s presence manifested to her. That’s miraculous! For many of us seeing an angel is not part of our everyday life. We trust and believe they are there as the Words says they are, but having our eyes opened to see angels is a miracle.
Second, the angel gave her Jesus’ birth announcement and she asked, “How can this be?” The angel explained it to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible” (Luke 1:35-37 NKJV).
I don’t know about you, but that would not make sense to me. Think about it, there’s only one way a woman can conceive a child. But the second miracle is that she did not reject this explanation, but accepted it!
“Then Mary said, ‘Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word’” (Luke 1:38).
The third miracle, Mary went to visit her relative, Elizabeth. Mary must have been already full of the Holy Spirit as when she greeted Elizabeth, “the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” After this infilling of the Spirit, these women worshiped the Lord.
“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord” (Luke 1:45).
The fourth miracle in Mary’s life is that she sang a song of worship to the Lord. She does not give into a spirit of fear. Women in her days that were found pregnant out of wedlock were stoned to death.
The fifth miracle in Mary’s life is that Joseph, the man to whom she was betrothed had an angelic visitation and agreed to marry her based on the Word of the Lord.
All these miracles lined up to fulfill the prophecy, “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, ‘God with us’” (Matthew 1:23).
The miracles continue:
- Mary gave birth to Jesus while traveling. (Luke 2:1-7)
- Angels announce Jesus’ birth to the shepherds with a heavenly chorus. (Luke 2:8-14)
- Unexpected provision through the wise men. (Matthew 2:1-12)
- God protected Joseph, Mary, and Jesus during the tyrannical reign of Herod when all the male children under two were slaughtered. (Matthew 2:1-18)
So again I ask You, “Do you believe in miracles?”
If you believe in the immaculate conception, the virgin birth, and God’s divine protection of the Savior, then I say you believe in miracles.
What miracle are you in need of today? God wants to meet you where you are. He has set a divine appointment for you to meet Him as Healer and Provider. Find Scriptures on healing and provision to pray as that’s God’s Word, His promises to you.
In Mark 9, an. unknown man brought his son to Jesus to be healed and said, “But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us” (Mark 9:22b).
Jesus said, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23).
Believe the Word of the Lord and receive your miracle today!
© Shonda Whitworth