“Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” [John 21:25]
Miracle After Miracle After Miracle
John recorded this statement after he told the story of Jesus prompting his disciples to cast their net on the other side of their boat, so that they would catch more fish. The disciples weren’t aware that the man was Jesus until after the miracle happened. Peter proclaimed, “it is the Lord!” because he had been convinced that Jesus was the only one who could perform miracles. He was able to recognize the glory and power of Christ because he had seen the Lord perform miracles before.
We’ve read in the Bible about the miracles that Jesus performed all throughout the New Testament. He was the rockstar of the New Testament.
Jesus turned water into wine.
Jesus healed a royal official’s son.
Jesus casted out evil spirits.
Jesus healed a Centurion’s servant who was paralyzed.
Jesus raised a widow’s son from the dead.
Jesus calmed a storm.
Jesus healed a woman who had chronically bled for years.
Jesus opened the eyes of two blind men.
Jesus healed the tongue of a man who could not speak.
Jesus fed more than 5,000 people.
Jesus healed a leper.
Jesus made a blind man see.
Jesus healed a man who was deaf.
Jesus raised a dead man to life.
Jesus Himself raised to life.
And because Jesus is alive, miracles are still happening today. They can be difficult to see and hear about, but they’re happening. If they were all recorded and compiled, as some of them were in the Bible, they would be countless.
There are going to be mysteries and miracles of Christ until we are face to face with Him in heaven.
Why were all of these miracles recorded?
John 20:30-31 reads, “Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you many believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
“And that by believing you may have life in his name.” We have a choice to believe in the stories that were recorded. We have a choice to believe in the testimonies we hear about. Jesus performed these miracles so that we would believe in Him. He didn’t have to do anything. He was King. He was and still is the Savior of the World. He didn’t have to prove anything to us, but He wanted to. We wanted to give us opportunity to trust Him.
When we trust Jesus, we have life. And when we have life, we experience joy.
Thank You, Jesus, for the Bible, for written documentation of Your power and goodness. You didn’t have to provide these miracles, but You did. I am so thankful that You do not change. I’m thankful that You perform miracles today, just like You did 2,000ish years ago. I pray that I, by reading and hearing of Your miracles, can believe in Your power and goodness today and forever. I trust You. I see You. I know life because I know You. Amen!!