Sunday, March 18, 2012

Questions, questions

This is a bit of a departure from my other Spirt of Sunday posts, but I think it's okay. Usually I share my thoughts about a particular passage or subject. But this week, our couple bible study in Acts has led me to more questions than answers. Why does God seem to work differently now than He did in the days of the early church? Wouldn't it be so much easier if you saw His work performed by His emissaries in miraculous ways? Surely miracles do occur today, I have no doubt. But I don't hear of them occuring purposefully AT the hand of, say, a pastor or missionary or what-have-you. I'm not quite sure what to make of God's purpose in this - why do our miracles seem to come quietly, through prayer or through science and modern medicine? Why does God work this way in the world today? Sometimes it would seem so much more, I don't know, efficient if God revealed himself in grandiose, miraculous miracles through men. I don't doubt God's plan, but I will admit that I certainly don't always understand it.


Mom said...

I think John 20:27 pretty much sums it up, "Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Take your hand, and put it into my side. Stop doubting, but believe." It would be great to see miracles happen in right in front of us but we have to stand firm that even though we can't see God, he is always there. Sometimes we don't see the miracles Gods sends our way until much, much later. We all struggle with where God is. I know I do whenever I am in the hospital but I thank Him for all the days I am out and enjoying all the blessings He's given me, especially you and my grandbabies. I love you!