Miracles - 2 Kings 4:32 & 35
April 22, 2024, 8:21 AM

32 When Elisha reached the house, there was the boy lying dead on his couch. …35 Elisha turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out on him once more. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes.

There was a parable of a family of mice who lived all their lives in a large piano. The mice were impressed by the beautiful music. They thought that there was someone who must have made the music though invisible to them. They loved to think of the great player who they could not see.

Then one day a daring mouse climbed up the inside of the piano. He found out how the music was made. Wires were the secret, tightly stretched wires of various lengths which trembled and vibrated. They must revise all their old beliefs. None but the most conservative could any longer believe in the unseen player.

Later another explorer carried the explanation further; hammers were now the secret. Many hammers dancing and leaping on the wires. This was a more complicated theory, but it all went to show that they lived in a purely mechanical and mathematical world. The unseen player came to be thought of as a myth, but the pianist continued to play.

We live in an age where scientific and mechanical science observes many things in creation but is not qualified to point to the unseen and unmeasured power of the creator. Sometimes we may understand how God works and sometimes we may not, but that does not make it any less the work of God in our world. God is in control. The eminence of God means that He didn't just create our world and leave it to discover Him, He is continually involved with creation and within our lives.

Miracles should not be explained away. Since God is God, He is not bound by His own earthly rules and manner of doing things. If God would be limited in power, then He would not be God. Miracles are simply a diversion from the ordinary earthly laws of nature.

Jesus came to seek and to save that which is lost. He came to redeem mankind and to show us the Father. He came to overthrow the power of sin and Satan in the world and release the grip that Satan has on mankind.

Admittedly, we learned through the miracles of Jesus that the Kingdom of God has come. We understand why Jesus had the power He had. He was the Messiah, the One sent from heaven. It was proof that He was God. But what about the miracles that Elisha performed? Clearly Elisha was not pointing to himself but to God he serves.

We will look at miracles that benefit people. What greater earthly miracle is there than raising the dead? We are reminded of the grace of God, who through miracles, shows mercy to those He loves. This is not the typical way God works, but we see examples of how the power of God, through Elisha, shows His special love and care.

Application: Are there specific ways God shows He cares for you?

Prayer: Lord, open my eyes that I may see the many miracles that You continue to work in the lives of Your children. Oh magnify the Lord with me, Let us exalt His name forever!