The Widow Experienced A Miracle

November 6th, 2016

Women and MiraclesI define miracles as those events that are beyond nature and human comprehension. Its process may or may not make sense to the human mind, and are sometimes called the Supernatural.

The Bible is full of supernatural events and miracles. In fact the ministry of Jesus was also full of miracles. Starting from His first miracle of turning water into wine as seen in John 2:1-11 to the miracle of the resurrection and ascension as seen in Mark 16:1-14. This brings us to the point of knowing that God wants us to experience miracles in our lives.

In life, sometimes we feel  that there is no hope, or we feel lost when there seems to be no way out, short of a miracle. Yet it is interesting to know that only the consciousness of despair is exactly what prevents miracles from taking place. For a miracle to occur, there needs to be a starting point for the miracle to rest upon, which will enable something to happen that will break through the limits of the natural or the normal.

Faith Precedes Miracles

Many times, faith precedes miracles. The reflection of the consciousness could be in most times seen in actions and in words.

When a doctor tells a patient there is only a five percent chance for survival, the patient should cling to that five percent chance as the bedrock for the miracle. In the same way, someone who has only a small amount of money should use that money in asking God to bring a miracle. The money will provide a place for the miracle to come and rest. No matter how small it may be — whether it’s a physical object or a point in the consciousness — this can be the space upon which miracles can come to rest.

We read about a certain widow woman in the Bible, who found herself deeply in debt after her husband’s death (2 Kings 4:2). When a creditor threatened to take her sons into slavery, she went to the prophet Elisha for help. Perhaps surprisingly, the prophet simply asked her, “What do you have in your house?” When the woman replied that she had only a small vessel filled with a little oil, Elisha told her to borrow additional vessels from her neighbors. She did so, and as Elisha directed, she poured the oil from her vessel into the new ones. Miraculously, the widow was able to fill all the vessels from the contents of her own.

Starting Point For Miracles

Regarding this story, if the prophet had the power to perform a miracle on behalf of this widow, why was it important for him to know what was in her house? Why was it necessary for her to have a small amount of oil for the miracle to occur? The answer is illuminating. First, there needed to be a starting point for the miracle, which was found to be present, it could miraculously transform from scarcity to abundance.

Like the above mentioned widow, we may feel despair. We hope that somehow God will make a way and help us through with a miracle — but we ourselves have to create a place for that miracle to come into our lives. The creation of a starting point is a function of being ready for the miracle. Making a move was the starting point for the woman with an issue of blood made in the Bible, (Luke 8:43-48) and got her healing.

We all need a starting point. If you don’t already have such a place, you need to create one. Once you create this place, however small, then a miracle can occur.

 

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