MIRACLES OF JESUS 2
Mark 4:39,41 ¶ Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”
The miracles of Jesus were unprecedented. Prophets who came before Him had seen some great things happen, but none of those miracles came even close to the power and the frequency of the miracles displayed in the ministry of Jesus. From turning the water into wine in Cana at a wedding to the raising of Lazarus from his tomb in Bethany (four days after the funeral had taken place), miracles were a daily part of the ministry of Jesus. He drove out demons with His word, He opened the eyes of the blind with a touch, He cleansed the lepers and restored them to their lives. He walked on water and fed thousands of people with a little boy’s lunch. He even restored the ear that had been severed from one of the soldiers that arrested Him. His miracles give us a glimpse of His greatness and His love for us. Here is a quote from James Stalker’s book, “The Life of Jesus Christ”.
“The miracles of Christ were the natural outflow of the divine fullness which dwelt in Him. God was in Him, and His human nature was endowed with the Holy Ghost without measure. It was natural, when such a Being was in the world, that mighty works should manifest themselves in Him. He was Himself the great miracle of which His particular miracles were merely sparks or emanations. He was the great interruption of the order of nature, or rather a new element which had entered into the order of nature to enrich and ennoble it, and His miracles entered with Him, not to disturb, but to repair its harmony. Therefore all His miracles bore the stamp of His character. They were not mere exhibitions of power, but also of holiness, wisdom and love. The Jews often sought from Him mere gigantesque prodigies to gratify their mania for marvels. But He also refused them only working such miracles as were helps to faith. He demanded faith in all those whom He cured, and never responded either to curiosity or unbelieving challenges to exhibit marvels. This distinguishes His miracles from those fabled of ancient wonder-workers and mediaeval saints. They were marked by unvarying sobriety and benevolence, because they were expressions of His character as a whole.”
The best news of all is that Jesus hasn’t changed, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His miracle power has not been revoked and it hasn’t diminished. He is just as capable (and willing) to heal the sick as He always has been. He longs to display His glory through His healing power. If you are suffering today and you need a miracle take the example of the woman with the issue of blood. She decided that nothing would stop her from getting her miracle, she was determined to touch Jesus. She got her miracle, now it’s time for you to get yours.