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"Do Miracles Still Happen?" - by Rev. Weldon Bares

An article in “Leadership Journal” reports that 80 percent of Americans believe that miracles “certainly” or “probably” occur. Forty-two percent with no religious affiliation believe in miracles.

Some of the greatest stories in the Bible are the miracles that Jesus performed, detailed in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Over and over, we find amazing stories of Jesus healing the sick, bringing sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf. Amazingly, no two miracles were done by Jesus in exactly the same way.

I have always found it so inspiring to read and study these stories. It reminds me that Jesus paid special attention to the down-and-out. Everyone else ignored those with leprosy, the blind, the deaf, the crippled. But not Jesus. He reached out to those the world was trampling upon. It is our faith that he has not changed. He still reaches out this day to the down-trodden, to those who feel left-behind.

It reminds me of something else that is so important. God still heals people today. I believe that with all of my heart. God heals through medicine. God heals through doctors and hospitals. And God can bring physical healing with the touch of His hand.

Very importantly, God heals spiritually. And ultimately, God heals in eternity. But make no mistake, one way or the other, the healing presence of God is with us today.

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