Luke 10:19-20 ESV
Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.
So with my son’s baseball season starting the day after the Yankees’ opener, of course I had to show him some highlights of our multiple home run win to motivate him before he took the field. But while the home runs definitely help, there are so many more important aspects of the game that truly end up determining wins and losses — even if they’re nowhere near as visible to the average spectator.
Jesus understood that those He sent out ahead of Him in the scripture above would tend to focus on what they could physically see. Witnessing a miracle firsthand can be an incredible, life-changing experience. But while miracles are amazing displays of God’s all-powerful presence, we need to keep in mind that we worship the source of the power, not the results.
We should undoubtedly give thanks to God for all of the tangible effects of His power in our lives. But above all else, remember to continually worship and praise Him for simply who He is!