Travelling a little tonight in the car with my wife, Deb, I put in the Rich Mullins Songs album and in the end kept wanting to play again and again, Verge of a Miracle (from album Pictures in the Sky). Maybe it's due to my lack of sleep. Maybe it's due to falling into the same struggles all over again. Maybe it's being weary of so much in life. I don't know. But the song was like an elixir, pointing me to the hope we have in Christ as well as the thought that God is at work now to bring to pass his good will in, for and through us.
Love always hopes (1 Corinthians 13) or hopes all (good) things. We so easily want to give in to a lesser hope, what the world or our flesh may be telling us- lying to us (not to mention the devil). We try to walk by sight since our faith is failing us, but we know better, and that this is not really where it's at.
This is when, along with Rich we need to remind ourselves that indeed, through God in Christ we're on the verge of a miracle. We must look to our Lord and Savior. He beckons us to come. Will we go out to him on the water by faith? Will we venture out with him, leaving our old life and everything behind? If so, then we'll begin to see miracles, indeed we'll soon find ourselves living in something beyond us: yes, a miracle as followers of Jesus.
Do we believe that? If not, why not? How can we come to believe this?