We serve a mighty God. Through Him, all things were made. From the void, He created all that we can see and all that is unseen. The mountains tremble at His voice. Even the wind and the waves obey Him.
Jesus spoke with such authority that demons begged for mercy. The religious leaders said that no one spoke like He did. He could pierce the sinner’s heart and speak peace to a fallen world.
The miracles He performed astounded those who saw them. He walked on water. He healed the blind. He conquered death. Even the grave was no match for His power.
Nothing. Absolutely nothing is impossible for the God we serve.
Six months ago, I believed that He had the power to save her life. The doctors were out of options. Her cancer advanced beyond their medical wisdom and only God could have saved her. So many of you prayed fervently for a miracle. I prayed. The kids prayed. Team Beth prayed.
God did not save her. Miraculous healing did not occur. Eleven months after her diagnosis, she breathed her last on a sunny Saturday evening in September. We said our goodbyes and left Houston without her. A void was created in my heart that I cannot explain. Only those who have walked this road before can begin to understand how my very soul was ripped in half. I have spent the last six months trying to bring balance back to my state of mind. The only words I could find to describe the feeling is, “I feel like I am constantly forgetting something.”
Where was my miracle? Why couldn’t I experience God’s power in the way others have? Has He given up on miracles? Does He let nature takes its course? The nature He created?
In the middle of a worship service last month, the Spirit of God asked me a life changing question:
What would be the real miracle? Taking her cancer away or using her death to transform the world?
Doctors can reverse the effects of cancer, but only I can reverse the effects of death.
The real miracle here is still being worked. He is working in the hearts and minds of all who knew her. None of us are the same because of her life. Her death has had just as much of an impact.