ONLINE CHURCH BULLETIN
Miracle of the Ages
Gospel preachers have often (rightly) noted that the "age of miracles" is over. Those miracles served as divine credentials to certify and authenticate Heaven-sent messengers and the Heaven-sent message (Hebrews 2:4; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Mark 16:19-20). Once certified, neither they nor the message need any further proof. But while the age of miracles is long past, the Miracle of the Ages goes on and on! A beautiful poem (entitled Miracles [The New Speakers' Sourcebook, p2591 by Lena Traas reminds us Jesus is alive and at large and still working in people's lives:
The age of miracles is past, - I hear the skeptic say;
How little does he understand - Christ's miracles today.
His great and marvelous works go on. - How do I know, my friend?
He wrought His miracles in me, - His wonders never end.
Did Jesus make the blind to see? - My sight He has restored.
He caused the dumb to speak you say? - My lips now praise the Lord.
He also made the deaf to hear? - But my ears, too, were sealed.
I could not hear His gentle voice ' - Til by love He healed.
He passed through crowds and was not seen? - Each day He walks with me
Through busy streets and thoroughfares, - And none but I can see.
He healed all manner of disease? - With them I had my part;
He cured my tin-sick soul, you see, - And healed my broken heart.
Did Peter walk upon the sea? - When I'm cast down with care
He takes my hand - my spirit soars - - And 0, 1 walk on air.
No miracles today, you say? - How wrong you are, my friend,
For what the Lord has done for me - All human works transcend.
Yes - these are miracles to me - - All blessings from above.
But, 0, the greatest one of all - - The wonder of His love.
The age of miracles is past. But Jesus Christ is the miracle of the ages! Hebrews 13:8 reminds us that insofar as His Person, power, and promises and commands He is still the same: yesterday, today, and forever! Why not trust and obey His word and allow Him to work in your life today?
Smithville church of Christ