Wednesday, March 9, 2022
The Miraculous Signs of Wonder
Robert Hutchinson, Jr.
Are you ready for a miracle? Of course, you are! We LOVE to see spectacular “Signs and Wonders” that we know can only come from God! We often look for them and cling to them when we need them the most. Whatever it is, it will always draw your attention to God’s power and presence.
Verse 51 of our story today is the part we all want to hear! These are the moments that songs are written about, and movies are made from. This is the stuff where even the most intractable skeptics are converted!
But, wait a minute. What about Jesus’ exclamation in v. 48? “None of you will ever believe unless you see miracles and wonders!” Our life with Jesus is not all about miracles, signs, and wonders. After all, the sensational part of this story happened AFTER the man BELIEVED and followed Jesus’ direction to “GO” as he began walking home. (v.50)
For some reason, this guy BELIEVED Jesus and his response was to start walking home BEFORE he knew the outcome. Jesus invites us into a relationship and journey with Him that is rooted in belief WITHOUT seeing and without proof. (Heb 11:1)
During Lent, we have another opportunity to remember this core truth about the Gospel and how it impacts our lives of faith every single day. Instead of waiting for the Signs and wonders before we head off, I wonder how much more we would encounter them along the way if we would just follow Jesus’ directions – and simply Believe and Go.
Prayer: Lord help us see Where we need to “GO” in our faith today. Show me the “steps” to take me towards where the Spirit is leading. Holy Spirit show me the way. Amen.