My sweetheart and I had the privilege of viewing Columbia Picture’s newly released movie “Miracles from Heaven” yesterday, Easter Sunday. What a treat! The film was very well done – focusing on the eternal philosophical questions of Faith vs. Science, and Dogmatic Religion vs. Pure Spirituality. Indeed, miracles do indeed happen every minute of every day. Human Life itself is a miracle that all too often goes unnoticed.
The film concludes with Christy Beam (played by actress Jennifer Garner) addressing her local church congregation with a significant group of media personnel in attendance. She tells the crowd that she doesn’t know why her daughter was healed, while there are millions of other innocent young children suffering and dying worldwide. The movie doesn’t give the answer, only poses the question.
The answer to that conundrum can be found in the pages of the Holy Bible. Jesus Christ, aka Immanuel (god with us), during His mortal advent and ministry, clearly had the power to heal EVERYONE suffering from such things as leprosy, blindness, etc. in one massive blanket healing event, but He did not do so. He healed only those he specifically CHOSE to heal for His single, divine purposes. For instance, in the Gospel of John, Chapter 9 we learn that Jesus happens to pass by a man “blind from birth”. His disciples, looking upon the blind man, ask the prevailing question tied to logic-driven “cause and effect” of worldly principles – they ask Jesus: “Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” Just as certain women in Christy’s church wrongfully wondered aloud that Anna was likely not being healed because of some unresolved sin in the family. The truth is just as Jesus declared in response to His disciples that day: “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.”
In Acts 4:30 we learn that the gift of being miraculously healed is exclusively to manifest the “signs and wonders” of the Messiah Jesus. Notice that the man born blind from birth was NOT a follower or disciple of Jesus of Nazareth in his his original blind state. In other words, he was not a “believer”. He didn’t ask to be healed, he only followed Christ’s instructions to wash the clay off his eyes at the pool with a “what have I got to lose” attitude. He probably was simply in the right place at the right time, and yet was miraculously healed. Without a doubt he BECAME a believer after truly seeing the world for the first time. And that is the key. While Anna was miraculously healed, it doesn’t mean she is now immortal and will not eventually age and die like other mortals.
It must be understood that true miracles of this sort happen for one simple reason – that the Truth of Christ and His Grace is glorified and His Name magnified. It is not about glorifying and promoting a Church of Men or their supposed “priesthood”. It is solely about Christ and His Glory alone.
For more information see New Boston Post article here: http://newbostonpost.com/2016/03/25/24443/