“Do You Believe In Miracles?” (1 Samuel 14:6)

One team was composed of college players and other amateurs. Their opponent was an array of battle tested veterans, regarded as the most fearsome lineup ever assembled. It was the championship match between Team USA and the Soviet Union men’s hockey teams.  

The 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics witnessed the greatest upset in sports history as Team USA stunned the overwhelming favorite Soviets, winning the game with a final score of 4 to 3. Al Michaels, who broadcast the game, exclaimed the now famous line, “Do you believe in miracles?”

It made the point. It is not the number or size of your team but the quality of your team, determination, and leadership.

…Perhaps the LORD will help us, for nothing can hinder the LORD. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!

1 Samuel 14:6 (NLT)

I love the confidence of faith in God that Jonathon, son of King Saul, exhibited! He boldly declared to his followers that victory depends only upon God’s leadership and blessing, not by the size of one’s army. Hundreds of years earlier, Gideon, learned a similar lesson as God whittled Gideon’s army down from three thousand men to three hundred and led him and Israel to an unprecedented victory over the Midianites who numbered over a hundred thousand.

God taught Jonathon and Gideon important lessons about relying upon God’s leadership and direction rather than focusing upon their worldly circumstances. It is an important lesson for all of us. 

Do you believe in miracles?

Absolutely! But only when God is in control!


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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