The Factor in Miracles

When miracles happen, God uses people and things – and His power.

When God asks us to do something, He expects us to factor in His involvement.

Think about the miracles described in the Bible.


The widow who owed money had only one jar of oil. Elisha told her to borrow empty jars and fill all the jars with oil. She obeyed by gathering containers from neighbors. Next, she lifted up her oil jar and started to fill the jars. Her obedience caused the miracle – factored in with the involvement of God.


When Jesus healed, He asked something of those He touched. The lepers were to go present themselves to the priest. The lame man was told to get up, take up his bed, and walk.

When thousands were hungry and had no lunch, Jesus told the disciples to feed the people.

They couldn’t, because they didn’t have any food to give to the masses.

There was, however, that one small boy. He had one lunch. One small lunch. Two fish and five loaves, and 5,000 men (not counting women and children).

It’s true that Jesus could have have fish and loaves appear out of nothing. Yet, He expects us to be involved in His miracles. He didn’t have to have that lunch, but He expected the disciples to factor in His involvement in the miracle. He took that one lunch and used His disciples to pass out the food. How much better for them to be participants, than just bystanders. How much better for them to see and experience the miracle as it was unfolding!


What do you have that you can share? What do you have that He wants to use?

By itself, it might not amount for much. Yet ,when we factor in His involvement, a miracle can happen.

Will you let Him take your small lunch and feed thousands with it?  Will you factor in His involvement?


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