God doesn’t always need to work a miracle

The proclamation of the Good News of Christ should have convinced the Jews, since they were waiting for the Messiah, possessed the Holy Scriptures which spoke of him, and witnessed the Lord’s miracles. But no! They killed him and would have done the same with the apostles. The members of the Sanhedrin “became furious and wanted to execute them” Acts 5.33.

They did not kill them only because God acted. Do you want to see what he did to save the Twelve?

He [Gamaliel] convinced them, and they summoned the apostles and had them beaten. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus and released them.
Acts 5.39-40

If in the first moment the apostles were freed from prison by a miracle, at the hands of an angel (which the Sadducees, v. 17, claimed did not exist), now the Lord frees them through the argument of a member of the Sanhedrin.

God doesn’t always need a miracle to do his will.

In our case, God will do his work, yes, but always in the background, so to speak, and at times through people we least expect.

The apostles proclaimed the Good News courageously, obeying in this way the order of their Lord. And he accompanied and protected them.

Will he not do the same for us?

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

What do you think?