Saturday, 27 June 2015
Sometimes, we tend to take the Bible too literally. We forget that when Jesus spoke to His listeners He used the idiom and phrases commonly used at the time.
In Britain there’s a saying “Keep your hair on”, which means calm down, don’t get so excited and worked up, relax a little.
It would be wrong if 2000 years from now that saying were interpreted to mean an adverse comment on male baldness.
When Jesus referred to moving a hill He did not mean it literally. Miracles are not magic tricks, and the Holy Spirit, for it is He who performs miracles, not the disciples, and certainly not us – the Holy Spirit would not perform a miracle for no purpose.
In this context, the disciples had failed to drive out a demon from a young child. They asked Jesus why they had failed.
Jesus taught them, and us, that a pre-requisite to performing miracles is to have Faith in Him, in God, and in the Holy Spirit.
And yes … miracles do happen in this day and age, today even.
The problem is that we are too un-willing to believe.