Jeremy Sarber

Believer, you are a miracle

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved (Eph 2:4-5).

Just the other day, a fellow believer said to me, If only I could see a miracle.” What kind of miracle would you like to see? How about the raising of the dead? Would that be enough to solidify your faith?

If so, you’ve seen it. You’ve experienced it firsthand. You, my friend, are the miracle. By the grace of God, you have been raised from the dead. Elsewhere, it’s what Paul refers to as walking in newness of life (Ro 6:4).

When I was a kid, I would sleepwalk every now and then. Occasionally, I would do something embarrassing such as use the toilet while my mother was standing in the bathroom. But to my knowledge, I never did anything that put my life at risk. I did, however, have a classmate who also sleepwalked. One night, she opened the back door and walked across the deck toward her family’s swimming pool. Thankfully, her dad caught her right before she fell in.

That’s a similar picture to the one Paul paints in Ephesians 2. We are the walking dead moving toward eternal destruction. We have no idea it’s happening, and there’s nothing we could do about it anyhow. But God steps in and wakes us up. He brings us to life. We are born again.