The Place of Miracles in Scripture and In Faith (Mon. Sept. 20)

The word of the day is “signs.”  Christianity is a religion of miracles.  In our scientific age, we might minimize the importance of supernatural events in the scriptures and the founding of Christianity.  But in today’s reading of 2 Corinthians 12:10-19, Paul points to the “signs and wonders” that demonstrates that he is an apostle like the others.  Thus, in today’s passage, we learn the significance of miracles and their role in the achievement of our salvation. Miracles in the Book of Acts The Book of Acts reports an astonishing number of such signs, wonders, and miracles.  People who gather from all parts of the world hear the Gospel in their own languages (2:22); a lame man walks (3:8); earthquakes accompany…

Nothing Is the Same for Those Who Believe (Tues. May 4)

Christ is Risen! The word of the day is “wonders.”  As the current pandemic crisis continues, we are experiencing what it means to say, “The world is turned upside down!”  But the upset of our world during these days is nothing compared to the effect of the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Today in our reading of Acts 2:14-21, Peter speaks of the wonders that accompanied the descent of the Holy Spirit.  He quotes from the Prophet Joel, “I will pour out my Spirit in those days and they shall prophesy.  I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath, blood and fire and vapor of smoke” (OSB vs. 18-19). The Wonder of…