The miracles of our Lord - George MacDonald

The miracles of our Lord - George MacDonald

George MacDonald

A Project Gutenberg E-Book

“It seems to me that it needs no great power of faith to believe in themiracles--for true faith is a power, not a mere yielding. There are far harder things to believe than the miracles. For a man is not required to believe in them save as believing in Jesus. If a man can believe that there is a God, he may well believe that, having made creatures capable of hungering and thirsting for him, he must be capable of speaking a word to guide them in their feeling after him. And if he is a grand God, a God worthy of being God, yea (his metaphysics even may show the seeker), if he is a God capable of being God, he will speak the clearest grandest word of guidance which he can utter intelligible to his creatures. For us, that word must simply be the gathering of all the expressions of his visible works into an infinite human face, lighted up by an infinite human soul behind it, namely, that potential essence of man, if I may use a word of my own, which was in the beginning with God.

This, I think, is the true nature of the miracles, an epitome of God'sprocesses in nature beheld in immediate connection with their source--asource as yet lost to the eyes and too often to the hearts of men in thefar-receding gradations of continuous law. That men might see the will of God at work, Jesus did the works of his Father thus.”

(From the Introduction by G. MacDonald)