It’s Supernatural! 

The Lord said, “I will bring back from Bashan, I will bring them back from the depths of the sea, 23 that your foot may crush them in blood, and the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from your enemies.” 24 They have seen Your procession, O God, the procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary. 25 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the maidens playing timbrels. 26 Bless God in the congregations, the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

Psalm 68:22-26 

In the gospel of Matthew, we learn that even though Jesus was sought after in other places for His miracles, He was scoffed at in His own hometown. The people asked, “Where did this Man get this wisdom and these mighty works? Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this Man get all these things?” And it says that they were offended by Him. And Jesus said, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house.” Sadly, because of their unbelief, the Bible tells us that He didn’t do many miracles there. 

How does this relate to our verses today? Could Jesus not do many mighty works in His hometown because the people didn’t believe in miracles? No! His power is not hindered by unbelief. He didn’t do many miracles there because they were offended by His claims that He was the prophet of God and even the Son of God. 

David tells a different story in our verses today. He writes of miraculous escapes from death for His chosen people, of God bringing them through the Red Sea, of conquering enemy after enemy, even though they were greatly outnumbered. These victories caused the singers, musicians, and maidens to play their instruments and dance before God in the midst of the congregation. 

Because God is the Champion of His people, our lives will be filled with supernatural events. Saints, God is doing more for us that we don’t know about than things that we do know of. We have no idea of all the times and ways He has delivered us from death. We don’t know of all the ways He has brought us through “Red Sea” experiences. We don’t know of all the thwarted attacks by the enemy.

I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers nor sleeps. The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever” (Psalm 121:1-8). 

We are God’s chosen people in the form of the church. Who else would there be who would watch over us besides the One who watches over Israel? The Lord is your protective shade, who keeps you from all harm and watches over your life, both now and forever. And He, our Champion, never sleeps, and because He doesn’t, we can! Our lives as His children are a series of supernatural events, known and unknown, because we love and serve the One who cares for us as no other could. 

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