The Gopsel of John

“There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written.” Jesus was this guy that went around performing miracles all day. He performed so many that if all the miracles were documented, there would not be enough room in the whole world to keep the books. So, let’s go over some of the miracles described in the Gospel of John.

The first and said to be the very first miracle Jesus performed was at the wedding feast at Cana. Jesus turns water into wine. Two things can be taken from this miracle. One is that because Mary asked Jesus to do something for the people, Jesus acted. Jesus will do for you what you ask of him. The second is that Jesus knows how to have a good time. He wanted to keep the party going. You got to have drinks, so he supplied them. Jesus keeps the party going. This is truer than you realize.

Another miracle from the Gospel of John is Jesus healed a blind man. Jesus took some dirt, spit in it, and rubbed it onto the man’s eyes. When the guy washed off the dirt, he could see. Jesus gives sight to the blind; literally. More importantly, he brings a spiritual sight to those whom are lost in the darkness of confusion. He illuminates the world with the light of purpose. Without Jesus’ light, the world would be lost in the darkness of absurdity.

The most impressive miracle, in my opinion, is raising Lazerus from the dead. This is a precursor to the resurrection of Jesus himself. It can also be a precursor to the resurrection of all persons on the last day. It is also proof that Jesus will do anything to help his people understand. By the time he raised Lazerus, he had already performed many miracles. The people still were not convinced. Jesus was willing to bring a dead man back to life in order to help the people believe. We are to die and be reborn in Jesus, not just physically like what will happen on the last day, but spiritually. Your sinful nature is to die. And you are to be reborn in a state of grace through Christ Jesus. This is a process that is constantly reoccurring. For just as quickly as we sin, we are forgiven. To believe this is to believe in Christ Jesus. It will take a lifetime to comprehend.

And then there are the miracles that Jesus performs today. There are grand miracles that save peoples lives, like people that have their cancer mysteriously taken away. Or the pope getting shot in precisely the right spot so as not to die. These are the inspiring miracles that work on the emotions of people. These miracles invoke the Holy Spirit to come upon us like a bolt of lightning. They explode in us and tears burst forth. They are a rally cry to run to Jesus, for he is the one who so deeply inspires us.

And then there the miracles that Jesus performs through us. These miracles happen through the work of human hands. Miracles, like being able to stop smoking, or being able to get enough work to pay the rent. These are the most holy of all the miracles. They happen everyday. They are the work of Jesus through us. They are evidence of Jesus within us. They are the manifestations of Christ Jesus in all of us. This is the miracle of getting good grades through study. This is the miracle of two persons nurturing a child. This is the miracle of another person’s, service to another person.

This is the work of God, and God is among us. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” There definitely would not be enough room in all the world for all the books needed to document all the miracles performed by Jesus. All such documentations take place elsewhere. They are documented within the human spirit. They are all stored in the hearts of all persons. They live in us. Each and every miracle ever performed took place inside of us. They fill our hearts with God’s love. They are lived over and over again by us, for our sake. For our sake; so that we may have life, Jesus has performed these miracles. Jesus, supplies us with wine to drink at our wedding feast. Jesus brings sight to us when we can not see. Jesus brings us to new life, when we are dead. His miracles are forever present and always with us so that one day we may be able to comprehend Christ’s love for us. One day, we may come to believe in the one who was sent; in the Word made flesh. To have such a belief is truly a miracle.
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2 responses to “The Gopsel of John

  1. In the Gospel of John we see other things that we do not see in other gospels. Jesus disappears when the people is about to stone him. Nobody could find him. This act proves that he was able to escape from anybody if he wanted. He could escape from the soldiers that went to grab him and later crucify him, but he didn’t. He accepted his dead. The gospel of John shows how people (Pharisees) can be so jealous. I have seen that jealousy nowadays in our society. They just cannot accept that somebody is doing good stuff, better than them.

  2. The end passage of the Gospel of John is beautifully written: “There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written.”

    It reminds me of a essay called: One Solitary Life.

    One Solitary Life
    He was born in an obscure village
    The child of a peasant woman
    He grew up in another obscure village
    Where he worked in a carpenter shop
    Until he was thirty

    He never wrote a book
    He never held an office
    He never went to college
    He never visited a big city
    He never travelled more than two hundred miles
    From the place where he was born
    He did none of the things
    Usually associated with greatness
    He had no credentials but himself

    He was only thirty three
    His friends ran away
    One of them denied him
    He was turned over to his enemies
    And went through the mockery of a trial
    He was nailed to a cross between two thieves
    While dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing
    The only property he had on earth

    When he was dead
    He was laid in a borrowed grave
    Through the pity of a friend

    Nineteen centuries have come and gone
    And today Jesus is the central figure of the human race
    And the leader of mankind’s progress
    All the armies that have ever marched
    All the navies that have ever sailed
    All the parliaments that have ever sat
    All the kings that ever reigned put together
    Have not affected the life of mankind on earth
    As powerfully as that one solitary life.

    By James A. Francis.

    There is a longer version, and both can be found at:
    http://home.att.net/~jrd/one_solitary_life.htm

    In looking it up I found a picture video with music and the words of this essay at:
    http://www.theonesolitarylifemovie.com/

    Jesus definetly had an effect on humanity. He was a real man, a historical fiugre. Historians agree on many things about his life: a preacher, teacher, a miralce worker (to some, a magiciain). He had a profound impact on his society and his very “one solitary life” effects us still today.

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