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Portents


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!

Today’s word for July 19, 2011


Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD,
and he will reward them for what they have done.
Proverbs 19:17

What a wonderful opportunity we have to serve the Lord by serving the poor! It is a shame that we often look at them with contempt and arrogance. We believe that their poverty is the result of who knows what evil deeds that were done by them in the past. And even if it is so, we act as ruthless judges condemning them with disdain, when we should be giving them a hand if possible (it always is) and giving them another opportunity. Instead of acting with compassion as our Lord Jesus would do, we refuse to lend a hand to help them out of the deep hole they have fallen into. Egocentrism silences any remorse that our consciousness may bring out of our hearts. Instead of seeing it as an excellent opportunity to serve the Lord we see it as a nuisance that gets in our way and makes our life less bearable.

Let us follow the wise guidance of the Holy Spirit so we can serve our poor neighbors the same way that Jesus would do, but taking care not to usurp the rightful place of God as provider. We are mere pawns in the hands of the Universal Grandmaster placed on a cosmic chess board, carrying out God’s strategic moves that will lead us to victory. We don’t have to go too far to find opportunities to serve the poor. We can find them everywhere and just in case we have not noticed, they happen to be a majority, so we can’t say we do not know where to find them. Make sure that our help to them is not something done as a mere formality. Our actions must spring straight from our hearts and they must be at all times carried out for the glory of God and not for our own glory. Let us find where is the need so we can help with our hands and resources (which are ultimately God’s resources) to improve the lives of the dispossessed. Thus, we will be doing what the Lord expects of us. To God alone be the glory!