Man has tried and failed to define the supernatural: occurrences which can't be explained according to the (man-defined) laws of nature. It is only fair to conclude, then, that a miracle is simply an instance of God being God!
God is the Creator of the earth, but He also continues to create, sustaining the known universe as well as the people He has chosen to be part of His Kingdom on Earth. Whether you call His actions miracles or simply God being god, He is still working in us and through us, so that He may be glorified.
“This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created.
“In the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, no shrub of the field was yet on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. But a mist arose from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. Then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life
, and man became a living being.
“The LORD God planted a garden in the east, in Eden, and there He placed the man whom He had formed. Out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, along with the tree of knowledge of good and evil” (MEV, emphasis added).
Philosopher Richard Purtill defines a miracle as "an event in which God temporarily makes an exception to the natural order of things.
It follows, then, that a miracle is temporary; that is, the natural course of order will resume upon the miracle's completion. Put another way, a miracle is an exception to the ordinary course of nature.
But God defines what the limits of the ordinary course of nature are, because He is the Creator of what we call "nature."
Therefore a miracle is not a contradiction of God or His laws. It is simply God choosing to act, independently of what He has created and is creating in the earth and among His people.
When God speaks the words translated "let there be" in the creation story in Genesis, the original language is in the present progressive tense. That tells us that God did not create the world and walk away. He created it and keeps on creating!
What we call a miracle today is simply God being God, creating in the Earth or in the lives of people in ways that mankind can't easily explain.
Bottom line, the God of Creation is still creating. He's never stopped creating. And He is ready to intervene in your life today.
Thank You for the opportunity to be a part of Your Creation - both what You created at the beginning of the world and what You are creating now. I celebrate Your miracles as Your divine creative work in the earth today. Thank You for continuing to create in me, through me and for my benefit.
There is so much that I do not understand about Your Creation, and I am learning that I am not meant to understand everything! Rather, I am to trust You - and as I learn to trust You more, order my steps so I may be confident in who You are making me to be. Let me be an example of Your creative power and love wherever I go.
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ – Jehovah Joshua Messiah – I pray. Amen!