2 Corinthians 12: 12 “I persevered in demonstrating among you the marks of a true apostle, including signs, wonders and miracles.”
You see what you look for. You experience what you expect. In this day many don’t see signs or experience wonders or miracles. Why? One reason is the mindset of our age. Scientific mythology and post modern superstition beguiles our thinking. Anyone will believe statements that sound scientific especially if they are broadcast over the Internet or the TV. Yet few people can describe the general principles by which a television broadcast works or why satellites remain in orbit. Science isn’t knowledge today it is a belief system and as such prevails over less politically correct beliefs. Science is fashionable and signs, wonders and miracles are not!
Concomitant with this surge of scientific mythology in our culture is a rise of superstition in people. Oddly as technology becomes more incomprehensible a resurgence of interest in magic, vampires, werewolves, astrology, spirits and the occult develops. Superstition too has become fashionable. Perhaps Arther Clarke’s quote about technology is applicable; “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
As people are surrounded by more and more incomprehensible technologies their worldview shifts towards the magical rather than the rational. Only a very small percentage of the population is engaged in creating technology and the vast majority are simple consumers of its fruit. Those who bake the pies work hard and those who voraciously eat them get fatter. This degeneration of the thought processes of people leads to social confusion and moral drift; “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” (2 Timothy 3:13)
Signs, wonders and miracles do happen every day. Faithful people everywhere walk in their blessings and see them clearly. In this world the faithful are; “a peculiar people, that [they] should show forth the praises of Him who hath called [them] out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9) The community they live in is the church and its people like the apostle Peter know the source of their riches; “Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.” (Acts 3:6)
Praise the Lord!