Since Christianity first began to shine the Gospel’s light among nations, miracles accompanied Jesus’ teachings which shocked, baffled, and amazed. How could they not? Seeing the blind and lame healed, the sick quickly cured, the dead raised, they were deeply impressed! Questions naturally occurred to them. How could such miracles have happened? Why couldn’t their gods do such works? Who was this Jesus who had such powers? They paid heed to the missionaries, and the Word spread.
Yet today many believe that such miracles never occurred, no longer occur, were faked, exaggerated, or were attempts by ignorant people to explain surprising natural events. People may ask, “Why haven’t we personally seen some of these miracles?” The best explanation may be as simple as this: love trumps miracles. In a land that is already Christian the light of Jesus is supposed to be maintained by the labors and love of the Christians more than by spectacular miracles. Christians, if living as Jesus taught, will continue to draw people from each new generation.
But, just so the truth is known, the miracles never stopped. They never came close to stopping. There still are amazing miracles, but they go uncelebrated. This book hopes to present some such miraculous Christian events, ancient and recent, to a generation almost unaware of them.