Who doesn’t love the Children’s Christmas play at church?
Growing up in the church, Jamie and I participated every year when we were kids. When I was seven, I had the lead role as “The Littlest Bell” in “The Little Bell That Wouldn’t Stop Ringing.” I don’t remember any lines or songs; just that I LOVED all the attention as the lead. (I’ve always loved a stage!)
The next one I remember wasn’t as much fun for me. I remember being put out that I got a part in the background even though I could memorize lines faster and sing much better than the boy who got the lead. Yeah, I was THAT girl. A little embarrassing now. But—in the end, the boy who got the lead because his mother directed the play couldn’t sing, and I sang his part from behind a curtain while he moved his mouth. Maybe God wanted me to learn humility.
Anyway, despite my lack of stardom, I clearly remember the lines from one of the songs in that play:
God’s still doing miracles
He’s still doing miracles
God’s still doing miracles
Let Him do a miracle for you
Okay, typing them out, I see they weren’t exactly difficult to remember, but oddly enough, they still come back to me over forty years later. Each time they remind me of the true meaning of Christmas: God interned in the lives of men and women by sending His Son.
Think about the miracles that took place at Jesus birth:
A virgin became pregnant….by the Holy Spirit.
The Son of God took on the form of a man to come to earth.
All of the prophecies about the birth of Christ were fulfilled down to the last letter….every single one.
Angels told shepherds about Jesus' birth. (Not an everyday sight.)
In fact, there were angels everywhere telling everyone involved what to do, where to go, and what to expect.
The whole story is miraculous.
But it doesn’t end there.
That same Jesus, Who was born in a manger, grew up to become a man of miracles.
Healing lepers, the blind, the lame.
He healed people who had suffered for years. People doctors gave up on.
He fed 5000 people with a child’s lunch.
He calmed storms, delivered demon-possessed people….He even raised the dead.
Then came the ultimate miracle…when Jesus rose from the dead, conquering death and Hell so that everyone who believed in Him could have a restored relationship with God, be forgiven of their sins, and spend eternity in Heaven.
That’s the ultimate miracle.
But the story still doesn’t end there.
It continues through millennia and into today when this same Jesus is still doing miracles and transforming lives.
He still offers salvation and a new life to anyone who repents of their sins and makes Him the lord of their life.
He is still offering people healing from all of the sins and hurts and pains in their past.
He’s still changing lives and giving people hope not just for eternity but for a new life in the here and now.
He’s still saving souls, changing lives, setting captives free, and healing the sick.
I’ve seen Him do miracles in my life and my family’s life.
I could tell story after story how God has intervened and changed situations and circumstances, made ways where people said “that’s impossible,” and brought healing in our minds, emotions, and even our bodies.
This same God doesn’t play favorites.
Just like He’s always done…He still wants to do miracles in your life.
If you haven’t yet accepted His offer of salvation, that is the first miracle He wants to offer you.
Then, He wants to offer you healing for all of the things causing you pain and heartache in your life.
Are you struggling to overcome an issue? God wants to give you the miracle of deliverance.
These are just the beginning of the miracles that God wants to do in your life.
Because He loves you.
You are important to Him.
He isn’t a being that’s far away observing the lives of men and women. No, He is actively involved in the lives of human beings, asking them to come to Him and experience all that He has planned.
No matter what need you are facing today, God wants to help you.
He wants to walk through those circumstances with you.
Just as He always was, He is still there, waiting to do a miracle.
As the old song says, “God’s still doing miracles. Let Him do a miracle for you.”
Adessa Holden is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God specializing in Women's Ministry. Together with her brother, Jamie, they manage 4One Ministries and travel the East Coast speaking, holding conferences, and producing Men's and Women's resources that provide practical Biblical teaching for everyday life.
When asked about herself, she'll tell you "I'm a women's minister, a sister, and a daughter. I love to laugh and spend time with people. My favorite things are chocolate, the ocean, sandals and white capris, anything purple, summertime and riding in the car listening to music. It is my absolute honor and privilege to serve Jesus and women through this ministry.