My wife, Jan,
shared a story with me of parents who had a son that struggled with life. These parents tried everything within their
power to help their son. Nothing was
working. They wanted their son to experience
peace wherever he walked. One day the
parents felt impressed by the Lord to go into their son’s room and anoint his shoes
with oil. Soon after anointing his shoes a friend of the son, who was equally
challenged, put on the sons shoes. That
night, while wearing the anointed shoes, the friend came to know Jesus. Within
days the troubled son was also touched by the love of God.
Some might say this
was all a coincidence. I don’t think so. I believe in a God who takes our
prophetic acts of faith seriously and uses them to release miracles. It is too
easy to allow the cynical religious spirit of this age to make us critical of
these unusual acts of faith. Most of
these critical voices are found within the Church where some people think they
have God and His methods all figured out.
desperate situations and without manmade options of rescue will seek any means
possible to find freedom for those they love. When supernatural events take
place that are connected to unusual acts of faith be the first one to celebrate
these creative expressions of God’s nature.
Also celebrate those, who by their acts of faith, chose to do something
that violated your sense of Christian normalcy and predictability.