And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? Isaiah 53:1
Faith is formed by the arm of the Lord. God is Spirit, so He has no literal arms or legs. But He speaks to us in language we can understand.
When God’s people were slaves in Egypt, He said, “I am the LORD… and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm” (Ex. 6:6.). The arm of the Lord is the power by which God gets His work done. It is a reference to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Isaiah speaks of the arm of the Lord being “revealed.” When people believe, it is because the Holy Spirit opens their minds and hearts to see there really is a God and He is very great.
Paul reminded the Thessalonians, “Our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction” (1 Thes. 1:5). When the arm of the Lord was revealed, the Thessalonians turned from idols to serve the living and true God (1 Thes. 1:9).
If you are a believer, a miracle has taken place in you. God has opened your eyes and brought you from darkness to light, from death to life.
Perhaps you were brought up in a Christian home. You say, “I just received faith; I never rebelled against it.” Don’t say just, because what happened to you is a miracle of God’s grace.
If God allowed what was in you by nature to take its course, you would have walked away from your parents’ faith. Many have done that. Why not you? Because the arm of the Lord was revealed to you.
You saw that there really is a God and He is very great. You saw that God loved you and gave Himself for you in Christ. Your heart was changed, faith was formed in you, and you believed. God did it so quietly, you hardly noticed. But make no mistake, a miracle has taken place in you.
Were you brought up in a Christian home? Or did you come to faith later? Can you see why both kinds of faith are miracles?