Share Our MiraclesAugust 29, 2023 - 12:00 am
I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly;
I do not seal my lips, LORD,
as you know.
I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help.
I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness
from the great assembly. — Psalm 40:9-10
Miracles are central to both the Jewish and Christian faiths, and both biblical narratives are replete with miracles. Enjoy this collection of devotional teachings on the nature of God’s awe-inspiring signs and wonders.
Psalm 40, written by King David after he was miraculously saved by God, thanks God for salvation, asks for protection in the future, and recalls how David shared God’s miracles with others: “I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips… I do not hide your righteousness… I speak of your faithfulness… I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness from the great assembly.”
Publicly proclaiming God’s miracles did not begin or end with King David; it is deeply embedded in Jewish tradition.
On Passover, we tell the miraculous story of the Exodus from Egypt. On Hanukkah, we light our menorahs in the front windows “to publicize the miracles” of the holiday. On Purim, we read the Scroll of Esther aloud, retelling how the Jews were miraculously saved from Haman’s evil decree.
Share Our Miracles
This tradition does not only apply to national miracles that happened to us in the past, but also to the personal miracles each of us experience throughout our lives. It is common for people to host joyous gatherings after surviving a horrible accident, being cured from a life-threatening illness, or celebrating the birth of a healthy baby after a scary pregnancy.
I have been to emotional events thrown by people who were miraculously saved by God’s hand in their lives—a man who was running a few minutes late for work in the World Trade Center on 9/11; a young woman who missed her bus during the Second Intifada, only for it to blow up a few minutes later; a family in southern Israel who had a faulty rocket land in their yard, but not explode.
When God gives us the gift of a miracle, we give Him the gift of sharing our experiences and gratitude with the world. When we share our miracles, we inspire others to deepen their faith in God, no matter how difficult times may be.
Your turn: Look for the miracles you may have experienced in your own life and share them with the world.