Yes, I believe in the veracity of Exodus’ account of a thorn bush that burned but was not consumed, of the plagues visited upon Egypt, of the parting of the Reed Sea, and of the daily supply of manna that sustained the Israelites in the wilderness. I believe in a God who is not limited by the laws of nature and who can suspend them at will. I believe in both overt miracles that reveal God’s mighty arm and concealed miracles that reflect his hidden hand.
Nature is no more than God acting in a consistent manner, like the pianist following his score without flaw. Just as God can follow a script at will — i.e., nature — so God can improvise at will — i.e. a miracle.
I prefer to focus not so much on miracles that interrupt, counteract or violate nature as on miracles that infuse nature. What wisdom lies in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s miraculous vision: “Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes — The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.”