November 12 – Miracles of Jesus – The Third Day

Read John 20:1-31

Over the last several days we have explored the miracles of Jesus. How He turned water to wine, made the blind see, and allowed the crippled to walk. Each of these miracles and the many more He performed during His brief time earth on speak to the holiness of our Savior and the remarkable power He had to transform lives.

However, no miracle He performed is as transformational and beautiful as His resurrection from the dead. 

The resurrection changes everything.

Jesus’s resurrection from the grave is the defining factor of our faith. Rather than being asked to believe in principles and ideologies that secure our place in eternity, we are asked to believe that our God, Jesus, came to this earth to show us what love truly means. To be a sacrifice on our behalf so that we can spend an eternity in Heaven with Him. 

I love how our passage today ends. 

“The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.”John 20: 30-31

The miracles we have considered throughout this series inform our understanding of Jesus and the power of who He is. The miracle we consider today, the resurrection, changes who we are, where we spend eternity, and will shape our lives forever so long as we believe. Our God has conquered the grave!

I invite you to share with me today in reflecting on the beauty of the Gospel. The hope we find in the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Understanding that we believe by faith that Jesus actually came to this earth, died for our sins, and did indeed rise from the dead so that we could spend an eternity with Him in heaven.

This is what Love does. Hallelujah! 

Today, consider what does the miracle of Jesus’s resurrection mean to you? How does it change the way you live? How does it influence hope?

Taylor Bennington

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