“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.