Leaving a Godly Legacy – Journaling for Future Generations is my upcoming eBook short releasing soon! Here is an excerpt from the book.
What do Biblical miracles have to do with leaving a legacy? (Part 1)
Biblical miracles contain three key components, according to Christian blogger Natasha Crain. http://christianmomthoughts.com/what-exactly-is-a-biblical-miracle-3-key-things-your-kids-should-understand/
1. Miracles are supernatural.
That goes without saying, you may think. But consider Jesus’ feeding of 5000 men (plus an uncounted number of women and children) with only five small loaves of bread and two small fish. This miracle is recorded in all four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Consider the account of the sick woman who, in faith, touched Jesus’ garment when He was being jostled by a large crowd of people. He knew instinctively that her touch was different and that healing power had gone out from Him and into her.
2. Miracles prove God’s power and that Jesus is His Son.
Jesus used miracles to give evidence that He was in fact God in the flesh. His resurrection from the dead after His crucifixion is the ultimate miracle of course, but before His own resurrection, He even raised others from the dead.
3. Miracles are historical facts.
The events are well documented, usually by numerous witnesses. Again, consider His resurrection. The Bible notes that after Jesus’ resurrection He spent 40 days with His disciples and even appeared to over 500 people at one time.
John 20:30-31 sums up Jesus’ legacy this way: “Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.”
Any “miracles” in your family history? From the supernatural to the mundane, it’s all important to pass along. I would love to hear your personal godly stories that are helping to shape your families’ legacy.