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May 19, 2014
Miraculous!

Charles Swindoll tells a funny story about a nine-year-old named Danny who came bursting out of Sunday school like a wild stallion. His eyes were darting in every direction as he tried to locate either mom or dad.

Finally, after a quick search, he grabbed his Daddy by the leg and yelled, "Man, that story of Moses and all those people crossing the Red Sea was great!" His father looked down, smiled, and asked the boy to tell him about it.

"Well, the Israelites got out of Egypt, but Pharaoh and his army chased after them. So the Jews ran as fast as they could until they got to the Red Sea. The Egyptian Army was gettin' closer and closer. So Moses got on his walkie-talkie and told the Israeli Air Force to bomb the Egyptians. While that was happening, the Israeli Navy built a pontoon bridge so the people could cross over. And they made it!”

By now, dad was shocked. "Is THAT the way they taught you the story?"

“Well, no, not exactly," Danny admitted, "but if I told you the way they told it to us, you'd never believe it, Dad."

With childlike innocence the little guy put his finger on the pulse of our sophisticated adult world where cool skepticism reigns supreme. It's more popular to operate in the black-and-white world of facts, and of course, to leave no space for the miraculous.

But Jesus challenges us to leave our pseudo-sophisticated world of facts and science in favor of a more simple faith.

Verily I say unto you, except ye turn, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3 (ASV)

Frankly, I believe in the miraculous. More importantly, I believe in a God that is big enough to intervene in our world in ways we cannot explain or comprehend.

It is my prayer that you will be able to leave skepticism behind and embrace the simple, albeit miraculous, stories of Scripture. I pray that you will allow a childlike faith to change your life!

With love,
Mike

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