October 28 – Miracles of Jesus: Introduction

Read John 20:30-31

“Miracle” means a marvelous event or an event that causes wonder. In Christian theology, a miracle is an extraordinary event that cannot be explained in terms of ordinary natural forces. (THE NEW INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY OF THE BIBLE, by Douglas and Tenney).

We have the opportunity to see miracles in nature every day around us such as a changed life for Christ, a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, the protection of people that God provides, the beauty of a changing flower, the miracle of a repaired relationship, a life-changing surgery and much more.

How about the miracle of a baby’s birth? Colton Dixon sings a current song about his new view of God and the miracle of the baby he and his wife recently had:

“How do miracles just happen like that?

You can say the stars aligned, but

I know that it’s more than timing.

Right before I hit the ground, somehow You came along and found me.

Some will say it’s magic.

But I know that You did all that.

You’re the reason, there’s no doubt.”

But the miracles of Jesus Christ show us that He is the Messiah and they are key components of Christianity. There are many miracles of Christ recorded in the gospels that are selected by the writers from among a much larger number.

Not all the miracles are listed.

“Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples which are not recorded in this book.”

John 20:30

John writes about just some of the many miracles of Jesus.

“They are written so that you will know and believe that Jesus is the Messiah and that by believing you will have eternal life.”

John 20:31

Miracles of Christ include changing huge amounts of water into high quality wine, walking on water during a storm, multiplying a small amount of food into an abundance for many thousands of very hungry people and more.

Jesus Christ is God in the flesh. Besides healing the sick, Jesus Christ did many more miracles – most of all “The Empty Tomb” when Mary Magdalene – who witnessed the crucifixion – went to the tomb of Jesus early one morning and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. This is the greatest historical event in human history. Jesus is risen! He is alive!

The Christian miracle of grace is shown with the change of the mind and life of the person who puts their faith in Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

Have you put your faith in Jesus?

Jesus loves you. Since the miracles of Jesus show us that He is the Messiah, how does this affect your life?

Are you living for Him today?

Tom Weckesser

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