Sunday, May 20, 2012

Miracles, Signs & Wonders: Do they really happen?

Sooner or later you and I are going to need a miracle in our lives. If you live in Africa, it's probably sooner rather than later.

In our western way of thinking, we often try to solve the world's problems with money. We seem to think that there is nothing that can't be solved or made better with a little infusion of cash. Remember the "cum-ba-ya" moment singing "We are the world" to raise money for Africa? And again, we did the same thing for Haiti? How's that working out? Where did all that money go? What do we have to show for it?

The fact is that often people need more than money. This really hit home while reading a Christianity Today cover story on Heidi Baker, a missionary in Mozambique. In the midst of dusty villages with no electricity or running water, Heidi lays hands on people who are destitute, prays for people who are deaf and they are healed. Not only that, but she claims that scores have risen from the dead, food has been multiplied and blind have received their sight.
Read it for yourself. In fact, I encourage you to stop what you're doing, click on the link and read this incredible, inspiring story about how God is using one couple to bring hope, healing and restoration to the nation of Mozambique. Read: "Miracles in Mozambique: How Mama Heidi Reaches the Abandoned."

Then, after you read about Heidi Baker, leave me some of your comments and thoughts. First off, do you believe this is really happening in Mozambique?
  • What can we learn from Heidi Baker? 
  • What's she doing that we are not doing and need to be doing?
  • Why don't we see this happening here in the U.S.
  • What's your take away from the story? What changes do we (you and I) need to make to see God use us in this same way? 
  • Does the thought of signs and wonders inspire you, scare you, make you uncomfortable? Why?
Would a miracle or healing make a difference in the lives of people you see every day?

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