The Mystery of the Miraculous

SERMON NOTES  
Rev. Dr. Jim Toole
Miracles
John 6:16-21

“The Mystery of the Miraculous”

In a technological world we are not always comfortable with mystery. We want explanations for the unknown. The age of Enlightenment ushered in reason and science, all good things, but this quest to explain the unexplainable leads us to some gaps. I believe these gaps lead us to the beauty and mystery of God. 

Theme: When God shows up in your life, do not try to explain it. Simply embrace the mystery of the miraculous in your life.

We respond different ways when Jesus shows up in our lives unexpectedly.

First, we can just ignore it.

The second way we respond is we just intellectualize God out of our lives.

The third way we respond is the miracles of God can make us appreciate the mystery of God.

We live in a day and age where I see people going through the motions and are less lead by their faith and more led by their to do list or their email inbox. It is easy with all the distractions to go to numb to the very fullness of life that is right in front of us. What if we are developing cataracts to our soul that prevent us from seeing clearly the mystery, beauty, and power that God has created right before us.

What if Jesus is showing up in our lives walking on water but we just happen to be looking the other way?