Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Miracles

“For behold, I am God; and I am a God of miracles; and I will show unto the world that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and I work not among the children of men save it be according to their faith” (2 Nephi 27:23). I quote this verse of scripture because I’ve been thinking a lot about miracles lately. It used to be that when I heard that word, miracle, I immediately thought about sightless eyes being able to see or lame legs made strong. In other words, I thought about physical impossibilities changed into possibilities. Those kinds of miracles seem so incredible and yet I’ve never had trouble believing in them. I’ve seen some. I’ve experienced some. I know they can happen.


But lately I’ve realized that there are miracles far greater than blind eyes seeing that while being greater are at the same time more possible.  Those are the miracles of the heart, the miracles that change carnal people into saints, the miracles that make mortal beings into righteous Christ-like beings. Those are the most important and the greatest miracles of all and those are the miracles that every one of us need. But most important, those are the kind of miracles the Savior most often offers. Not all the blind who want to see will be made to see in this life, but ALL the carnal who want to be righteous will receive the miracle of change and be made saints.

A change of heart is a miracle that everyone who wants it and seeks after it will obtain. So why do I sometimes doubt that I can change? Why do I sometimes think others can't change? That is faulty thinking. We can change because there is someone who has the power to change us, if we seek after Him.

2 comments:

Wendi said...

I'm thankful for the miraculous changes that the Lord has helped me make in my life, especially over the past few months. For example, I've been to church 45 weeks in a row and to the temple 22 weeks in a row. And I've lost 37 pounds in the past year. Yay! :)

Karen said...

I've been thinking a lot lately about testimony Vs conversion. As Elder Oaks taught recently;Testimony is to "Feel"& "Believe", while conversion is to "Do" & "Become". So I think that miracles take place as we act upon our change of heart. The word seek is definitely a verb :) Thanks for the post!