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What is a miracle? Many people have different opinions as to what a miracle is for example nature. People would say that nature is a miracle because although you can explain how plants grow, and what hey are made up of no one can make a plant without actually having a seed from a plant. Plants are a part of humans' life cycle, they help us to breathe, and we use them, as a source for medicine and many other things personally I don't believe that anyone can ever explain to me how that can be. I asked some people what they thought a miracle was and a lot of people said that they thought the birth of a baby was a miracle. Although we all know how babies are made, when someone actually has a child of their own it seems like a miracle. If you think about a little egg, growing and growing in the mothers womb for nine months and in that space of time they develop fingers, eyes a nose and all the organs of the body to become an actual human being that is a wonderful and miraculous event. *People also believe that inventions or developments in science are miracles because things that were impossible a few years ago are now apart of our daily lives. Things like mobile phones and computers were probably never even dreamt of by people hundreds of years ago but today they are a major part in our lives. *Although they are amazing inventions they only seem like miracles because we do not fully understand them. To the person that invented them or to a heart surgeon they are just simple. ...read more.

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If People are praying to Padre pio how can they develop there own relationship with God. God wants to have a personal relationship with each and everyone of us. Jesus christ was sent to earth to be the intercessor with Christ and human beings. Describe how Jesus was presented as a worker of miracles, giving examples from Luke. In Jesus time most people believed in miracles so this is why I believe miracles played a big part in Jesus' ministry. In Luke Jesus is shown as a miracle worker performing many different types of miracles. There are four types of miracles that Jesus performed: Healing miracles- Performing these types of miracles showed Gods love for everyone. There were many illnesses in those days that were unexplained. So when people fell ill they were often outcast and abandoned. The fact that Jesus spent time to heal them showed that he was loving and caring. Resurrection - Raising people from the dead showed how powerful and magnificent God was. It showed that nothing could separate them from Gods love. Casting out Demons- In those days when people had demons in them it meant that the devil was in them so when Jesus cast them out it showed that the devil could not conquer God, and that God was stronger and more powerful than him. Power over nature- this showed that God can do great and wonderful things that were seen as impossible to man. Here are some examples of the miracles. Jesus and the Woman with a Hemorrhage. Luke 843-48 This miracle shows gods power over illness Jesus had returned to the other side of the lake he was going to heal a mans daughter and there were many people gathered around who were waiting to see what was going to happen. ...read more.

Conclusion

The miracles were signs of Gods salvation they, showed God saving the lost and the outcast. In the healing miracle about the woman with a Hemorrhage there are messages for Christians today. From this miracle you can see some characteristics of Jesus. Jesus felt the woman touch his clothes although there were so many people around and they all probably touched him but he knew there was something special about this touch. Jesus treated the woman as an individual and decided to stop what he was doing just for her. He could have just carried but because he is so loving and caring he decided to stop just to help this woman. As Christians today this can be comforting because we know that although there are millions of people on this earth God will treat us all as individuals and take care of our every need. This also applies to the way Christians are with non-Christians. Our job on earth is to try and bring people to the kingdom of God by following Jesus example. So like Jesus we should meet people where they are and attend to there need then bring them to God. Another message you can get from this Miracle is about faith. Jesus could have just carried on walking and the woman still would have been healed, but he wanted to let the woman know that he recognized her from all of these people, and also he wanted to let everyone else realize that it was faith that made her well. As Christians we will go through hardship, we might do wrong things and people might condemn us for it but we must believe that through Jesus Christ everything will be all right. Keira Allen Anderson ...read more.

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