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They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
Psalm 145:6

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a miracle is a an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs. I love it when the Bible speaks of miracles, wonders and miracles. These interventions that God makes from time to time to exalt himself and show his power to both believers and unbelievers can not be explained from the standpoint of science or what we have so far been able to learn about natural laws. One of the first things that atheist activists attack is precisely the existence of miracles. They, in their eagerness to prove that God does not exist, they look for all kinds of interpretations to justify the wonderful facts within the principles established by science. Ultimately, when their explanations are rejected as preposterous and illogical they have no other recourse but to say that anything that has to do with miracles is simply the product of a collective hallucination that altered the perception of the witnesses of the portent. They do not realize that a miracle is present in them and those around them. None of the natural laws and principles which science has discovered can ever explain the miracle of life.

In any case, we must show compassion for atheists. It must be a terrible thing to stand in direct opposition to God’s plans. Creation is the best evidence of the existence of the Creator, so there is no excuse in saying that they never had the chance to believe. The blindness of atheists can only be healed by God himself if indeed they were interested in recovering their eyesight. Their proud heart prevents them from recognizing their mistake and from accepting the love that God offers to all. May the Lord have mercy on these poor souls. To God alone be the glory!

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Today’s word 3-18-2011


In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared;
he is more awesome than all who surround him.
Who is like you, LORD God Almighty?
You, LORD, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
Psalms 89:7-8

Many know that God is Almighty, but how many believe do that God is Almighty? There is a big difference between knowing and believing. He who knows bases his knowledge on physical evidence and is not content with just seeing, but looks for an explanation. He who knows is someone that quotes the Colombian-Venezuelan proverb that says: “When I say that the donkey (cat, pig) is black (brown) is because I have its hair in my hand.” He who knows, when he finds something that does not make sense, comes up with a theory and feels satisfied that he has found an explanation, however false or improbable it may be, not realizing that this requires an act of faith. One example of this reasoning is the explanation given by many scientists regarding the origin of the universe. They say everything comes from an explosion of ultra-dense matter. Big Bang they call it. They will not care to explain where that stuff that supposedly gave birth to the universe came from. He who knows thinks that there could be other almighty beings besides God Almighty.

On the other hand we have those who believe. He that believeth needs not physical evidence because his understanding is based on faith and faith is the “assurance about what we do not see.” For him who believes, the hints and indirect evidence that lead to God’s existence are sufficient and he knows that whoever “comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” As the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews wrote, “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” The believer’s view stands diametrically opposed to the position of he who just knows. Let us draw near to God with the certainty that He is Almighty and that there is nobody like Him. That is the correct attitude a worshiper must have. Let nothing take away the trust you have put unto Him. To God alone be the glory!