The Greatest Miracle

“How great is our God

Sing with me how great is our God

And all will see how great

How great is our God”

I swayed to the music as the worship built in intensity – Praise and Worship at House On The Word is always fantastic - seriously, I’m not just saying it because it’s my church. So, if you're in the Houston area, check out our website for more information at www.hotw.org. See how I just gave a nice shout-out to my church? :) Anyway, like I was saying, that day was no different. I thought about the words as I sang along, and bits and pieces of it stuck in my head…the splendor of the King…darkness tries to hide and trembles at His voice. I thought about how great God is and in my mind's eye, I could see the storm quaking to a stop when Jesus said three simple words; I could see the sun freeze in the sky so that Joshua and the Israelite army would have the victory; I could see mountains falling flat on their faces at His command. Wow! Such power! To change the course of nature and command circumstances – what greater miracle could there be?

As I thought about it, I wondered. Nature bows to the One who created it all in the first place, but nature doesn’t talk back. Storms still at His voice, but their emotions never run away with their common sense. The sun doesn’t hold grudges and withhold forgiveness from those who wrong it…hmmm, maybe there is a greater miracle after all.

The miracle of a transformed life – where someone who previously dwelt in unforgiveness starts to release everyone who has hurt him; where we choose to obey God whether our emotions agree or not; a life where my will is totally surrendered to His…where like Jesus, I can tell God that I will obey Him, even if it costs me all that is precious. The sun, moon and stars have no voice, no will of their own, no choice – but, I do. We do. What greater miracle could there be than a surrendered will, completely yielded to its Creator? Oh, how I yearn for transformation…to be that person that can look back and be completely amazed at how different I am! What a miracle that would be!

Onyih Odunze

What do you think is the greatest miracle? Please share your thoughts! As always, thanks for reading.