“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” (Psalm 84:11)
One of my favorite Christmas movies is the classic, Miracle on 34th Street. A little girl finds a man that she truly believes to be Santa Claus. Despite the constant disbelief by the adults in her life that this is an impossibility, the young girls does not lose faith and well, I won’t give the ending away if you haven’t seen it, but she does find a miracle waiting for her on Christmas morning.
Why is it that during Christmas time we have hope and belief that miracles in our life really could happen? By this I do not mean finding Santa Claus waiting for you at your local Macy’s, but maybe your miracle is that new job you have been waiting for, or rebuilding a relationship that has once been broken, or finding the healing of a sick loved one.
During this season, we as a society believe that these miracles we have been hoping for might actually come true, that the “magic of Christmas” will be with us and make our lives better, richer, fuller. But we as Christians know what the real reason is the greatest miracle of the entire world. This is the reason we associate Christmas with miracles, because the greatest miracle of all happened during Christmas.
God sent his one and only son to be born of a young girl in a manger in Bethlehem. He did not come to this earth as a king riding in a carriage, but a baby in a manger, who would grow up to die for all of our sins and call us his children. God sending Jesus is the biggest miracle we could ever ask for. It trumps all. Don’t you think that since God has already done this incredible miracle for us, that He can also fulfill smaller ones in our lives?
So this Christmas season, I encourage you to hope for those miracles in your life, the ones that seem like the biggest obstacles or the most out of reach. But just know that it is not some society made-up magic that can fulfill those miracles, but rather remember that it is God who can answer our prayers and truly change our lives by fulfilling miracles.
The Bible says that God wants to give us good gifts, we simply have to ask Him and have faith in Him. So look to God this Christmas, ask Him for miracles, and watch Him do far more than you could ever imagine.
- What miracles in your life are you asking God for?
- How has God been faithful to you in the past?
- How are you walking uprightly with Him today?
Abigail Miller is our Social Media Coordinator. She has been apart of our First Dallas Team for four months. She recently graduated from Baylor University in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and some of her hobbies include traveling, skiing, and photography.