"Miracles" - Chris Quilala
Miracles is a song about choosing to believe the truth, that God is who He says He is. In December of 2014, my wife and I lost our baby boy, Jethro Dylan Quilala. As my wife labored in the hospital room we were praying and believing for God to do a miracle. Scripture is full of stories telling of the miracles God has done. Matthew 11:4-5 says, “Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.” We did not see our son Jethro come back to life. As we held him in our arms and prayed we had a choice, to believe God is good all the time and no matter the outcome He is and will always be the God of miracles. Psalm 77:11-14 - “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds. Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.”
Often times as believers we allow our circumstances to change our perceptions of God. The truth is that He is the same, yesterday today and forever. The journey of faith is full of mystery. My wife and I could be stuck going around in circles asking God why we didn't see the miracle we had hoped for. Instead of doubting God in the face of contrary circumstances we chose to move towards Him, to trust Him and to hold on to Him even more tightly.
I wrote the song Miracles because more than ever I needed to remind myself constantly of who God is. The verse and chorus are simple, ”the One who does impossible, is reaching out to make me whole, the one who put death in its place, His life is flowing through my veins. I believe in You, I believe in You, You’re the God of miracles.” No matter your circumstance God does not change. Through the storm He remains the same. He is good and He is our comforter. If you need a miracle in your life don’t lose hope! Continue to believe and have faith to see impossibilities bow at His name. Our God is the God of miracles.