When Jesus walked the Earth 2,000 years ago, He was physically present to perform miracles and change the fate of those in need of His healing. Imagine witnessing Christ changing water into wine, healing the paralyzed, the deaf, and the blind, calming the seas, raising the dead, and walking on water.
It’s easy to think that today when Jesus no longer is physically present with us that the same things can no longer be done.
As stewards, we know that Christ is still with us — even though He is not walking physically among us. But, at Pentecost, Christ blessed us with the gift of the Holy Spirit, which helps guide us each day. So, indeed, Christ is with us always.
During the season of Advent, as we await the coming of the Messiah — the Christ Child — we should focus on Christ’s presence. And, we should remind ourselves that even though He is not physically with us, Christ can and does still perform all kinds of miracles in our lives.
Look around you. Chances are you can think of someone who battled a disease but had an amazing recovery, or perhaps you know a family who endured difficult times but eventually turned things around. Miracles still occur every day — big and small.
Use these final few days of Advent as a reminder of just how often Christ has healed our hearts, blessed us abundantly, and calmed the seas in our homes. There are plenty of miracles still happening each day if only we are open to seeing them.