Daily Devotional 9.27.11

Daily Devotional Reading Everyday Miracles

“Many resorted unto Him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things John spake of this Man were true. And many believed on Him there.” (John 10:41-42)

People were inclined to disparage the life of John the Baptist because he performed no miracle. But surely his whole life was a miracle; from first to last it vibrated with Divine power. This is still the mistake of men. They allege that the age of miracles has passed. If they admit that such prodigies may possibly have happened once, they insist that the world has outgrown them, and that in its maturity mankind has put them away as childish things!

No miracles! But last summer God made the handfuls of grain, which the farmers cast on the fields, sufficient to feed all the populations of the world as easily as He made five barley loaves suffice for more than five thousand persons! No miracles! But last autumn He changed the dews of night and the showers of morning into the fruits that rejoice the heart of man, as once in Cana He turned the water drawn from the stone jars into the blushing wine! No miracles! but next spring, from tiny seeds and dead-looking bulbs, He will clothe the world with beauty and colour and perfume.

Many who will read these lines seem powerless to work miracles. For them the monotony of the commonplace, the grey sky of uneventful routine seems the predestined lot. But let all such take heart! The real greatness of life is within their reach, if they will only claim it by the grace of God. Do not try to do a great thing, or you may waste all your life waiting for the opportunity which may never come. But since little things are always claiming your attention, do them as they come from a great motive, for the glory of God and to do good to men. No such action, however trivial, goes without the swift recognition and the ultimate recompense of Christ. All life is so interesting, but we need eyes to see and hearts to understand! Dare to be yourself–a simple, humble, sincere follower of Jesus, and it may be said also of you: “He or she did no miracle, but by life and word spoke true things about Jesus Christ, which we have tested for ourselves. Indeed, they led us to believe in Christ for ourselves.”

Devotional Prayer

Dear Lord, Father in heaven hear my prayer.

Teach me, my God and King, in all things. Guide what I do in even the smallest of tasks, that I may do it as for Thee. For as a servant to my God, living as this makes life truly divine. It enables me to live completely in Thy grace, and in receipt of Thy many blessings.

I pray this to you in Jesus name, Amen.

St. Michael Outreach Ministries

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