Too often, we fail to give the Lord credit for the various blessings He has bestowed upon our lives. In fact, often we fail to even recognize the hand of God moving in our lives. We brush it aside and call it everyday occurances. However, if we were to step back and pay close attention, then we would see God in the little things, in bigger areas, and areas that would require the miraculous.
In my own life, we received some disturbing news. My father had a spot on one of his lungs. From the onset, everyone from family to doctors assumed it was cancerous. The x-rays and CT scans just highlighted the anomaly on my dad’s lung. The biopsy, however, came back negative. Whereas one might brush this aside as something less than miraculous, I know that this good news was nothing less than the hand of God moving in my father’s life.
The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” His parents answered, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. But how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.” (His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should confess Jesus to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.) Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.” So for the second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.” He answered, “Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” He answered them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?” And they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.” The man answered, “Why, this is an amazing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” And they cast him out. (John 9:18-34)
Even when Jesus walked upon the earth, people failed to see His miraculous works for what they were. God was moving in their midst and they simply brushed Him aside. Man has been brushing the hand of God aside ever since. When confronted with the miraculous, man still refuses to believe it is anything out of the ordinary.
The question we need to ask ourselves is, “In which category do we fall: the naysayers or those that believe?” I know beyond a shadow of doubt that the spot on my dad’s lung was cancerous, but our God did the miraculous and touched his lungs with His hand. My God is bigger than cancer. My God is still a healer.
Bigger than all my problems; bigger than all my fears; God is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see. Bigger than all my questions; bigger than anything; God is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see. (Gordon Jenson; Bigger than any Mountain)