January 18, 2022

Life-Giving Miracles


Psalm 102

2 Kings 4

Matthew 9:18-26

Acts 3:1-10


Have you ever had one of those days, or weeks, or months where you just find yourself constantly exhausted?  Constantly running on empty like you are just going around and around in a hamster wheel?  I found myself in just that spot this week where work, family, and life felt all-consuming and I always needed another couple of hours in the day.  I found myself like the Psalmist wrote, worn out like a well-worn piece of clothing, my strength broken.  It felt like I needed a miracle to rejuvenate my body, mind, and spirit.  When you read all of the Scriptures for today side by side, you hear this voice of a weary, worn out Psalmist who just needs a miracle, a Shunammite woman who just wants a miracle in order to have a child, and the child who literally needs a life-saving miracle.  How interesting that the later reading of 2 Kings 4 and the reading in Acts both reveal miracles delivered via God’s work through God’s people.  In response to our weariness, our challenges and seemingly hopeless problems, God offers life-giving miracles!  Where we are fallen, God lifts us up!  Where we are a pile of weary bones, God picks us up and fills us with the Spirit!


  • Where do you pray for rejuvenation or miracles in your life?  Where are you weary or burdened?
  • How have you experienced God’s life-giving work or miracles in your life in the past?  Do you have hope for it today?
  • Do you still believe that miracles can happen?  Why or why not?


  • Have you ever witnessed a miracle?  What happened?
  • Do you believe miracles can happen?


Lord Jesus, when I am weary, may I find rest in you.  Where I am burdened, may I feel your support.  Where I need a miracle God, reveal to me Your awesome power.  Amen.