The Lord had said to Moses, “Pharaoh will refuse to listen to you—so that my wonders may be multiplied in Egypt.” 10 Moses and Aaron performed all these wonders before Pharaoh, but the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let the Israelites go out of his country.

I am struck by the expression “my wonders”.

As we stand on the edge of a new year, I long to see those works which are so obviously God’s, no-one can argue otherwise. May His signs and wonders be in the church and in the world. May they be experienced “in Egypt.”

But, as so often in the Bible, we are confronted with a paradox: God’s wonders are performed by “Moses and Aaron.”

Here is an important truth: the Lord is able to do “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine”, but it is “according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).

As we celebrate the great wonder of the incarnation – God becoming human in Jesus – we know for sure that it was His wonder. It was His work, His miracle. But, He involved human actors – notably Mary and Joseph, but others too were handed scripts and given parts in the great drama.

Let us pray together that 2022 will be full of God’s wonders, and that by His grace and mercy many of us will be enabled to perform them.

PRAYER: Lord God, on this another Christmas Eve, I give myself to you afresh, praying that I may be an agent of your power in the world