December 13, 2016

Christmas and miracles

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.- Mark 11:24

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There are many heartwarming stories of unfortunate circumstances that are miraculously turned around during this time of the year. 
Many a Hallmark Christmas movie is themed around the whole idea of miracles and Christmas- stopping short of course of the miraculous entrance of Jehovah embodied in full authority and power in the most ironic vessel of a baby. 

But what of this- this phenomenon when the miraculous seems to be more easily accomplished in this holiday season?

Has God held back his power to manifest it uniquely during this time of the year?

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.- Hebrews 13:8

For I am the Lord, I change not- Malachi 3:6a

According to the word of God, no. 
Then what has changed?

The faith of the masses.

With barely an emphasis on Christ in to today's commercial driven winter holiday season, there is no denying the "feeling" that many refer to as the "Christmas Spirit". I must admit even in typing that, I am unsure whether to capitalize "spirit" or no, simply because of the ambiguity of the reference from one person tot he next. But I digress.
In the vein of the "spirit" of Christmas, people give in an unusual way. And by unusual, I mean, people give in a way that is often uncharacteristic of their normal selves. 

The general population becomes a little more optimistic, and hopeful, and dare I say, faith-filled.

This increase in faith among the masses is the perfect platform for which miracles do happen. 
It must be so, as God honors his Word. 
 “Anything is possible if a person believes.”- Mark 9:23b NLT

So while the Christmas season may be attributed with the miracles that seem to occur in this season more than in other, it is more so the faith that it brings out of people. Faith is what miracles are made of, because faith moves God like nothing else can.

Here's to the miraculous; and here's to increased faith, this Christmas season and beyond.

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