“It’s a miracle!” That’s an exclamation we hear often and have probably uttered ourselves. It might be used to describe passing a test you didn’t study for or to sum up a great, come-from-behind victory. For example, the great Olympic victory by the U.S. Men’s Hockey team is known as the “Miracle on Ice.“
But more than simply an expression used to describe an improbable event, the actual existence of miracles today has become very much a part of pop culture. Due to demand, there is an entire genre of book and movies dedicated to miracles. It’s big business as audiences are apparently hungry for the idea that miracles still happen today.
Regardless of how society defines a miracle, we’ll need to define it before we attempt to answer if miracles still happen today. A good definition for Bible miracles would be, “an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.” This is actually the first definition from Websters. Incidentally, the second definition they list – “an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment” – is the more common use and is not what is intended by this question.
So do miracles (aka signs or wonders as they are often referred to in the Bible) still happen today?