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A Great Hope
The name ‘Miracle Street’ came to me in a dream many years ago now. I could never have imagined what God would do with our simple obedience to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. I remember the moment God took hold of my life as if it was yesterday. I feel it’s been very important that the impact of what I saw didn’t fade. The dream was the spark that began a fire that burns stronger today than ever. Miracle Street is more than the name of the ministry the Lord asked me to lead, it is like a three dimensional film that loops inside me to this day.

When I was 22 years old, I knew that God was calling me to the wastelands, to carry this Gospel into the places were the forgotten people exist. These two scriptures from the book of Isaiah have meant so much to me over the years:

“Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations. You will be called Repairer of Broken Walls and Restorer of Streets with Dwellings” (Isaiah 58:12)

“They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated. They will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations” (Isaiah 61:4)

The streets that Jesus walked became ‘miracle streets’ because of the things he did and the lives he touched. It’s probably the reason why I live in those ‘one-on-one’ encounters of Jesus that are recorded in the Gospels and I preach from them most of the time.

As the world is plunged into the fog of this pandemic, some might suggest that the message of Christianity is weakened because, apparently, God has forgotten us. But the truth is the opposite, moments like this reveal our utter dependence upon a Creator God who is greater than any human crisis. In him, there is hope beyond the wastelands of fear and struggle to personal transformation and limitless life through Jesus Christ.
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