Jesus Christ’s story is a miracle in and of itself. When we think of the many miracles of Jesus, we tend to think of how He healed the sick and raised the dead, all of which are mind blowing. We will embark on a four-part series focusing on the miracles of Jesus. He presented Himself in profound ways and He touched the minds and hearts of many. He continually proved His power and complete authority over normal human abilities. It is the reason why He is so hard to understand, yet so awesome in His Lordship. Let’s jump right in and discover more about the Christ we know as Lord.
The greatest miracle of Jesus began when God placed His Spirit in the womb of a virgin, to bear the King.
I do not need to go into detail of what all takes place in order to conceive a child. Mary and Joseph, Jesus’ earthly parents, did not engage in sexual activity to bring Him into existence. God is so incredible in His infinite power, that He Himself manifested His Spirit into the womb of a pure woman and she gave birth to the world’s Savior. Though many did not believe, angels visited Mary and Joseph on separate occasions, reaffirming God’s choice for them.
The prophet Isaiah foretold of the birth of Christ in Isaiah 7:14
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”
We know in the gospels, the story of Christ’s birth spreads throughout all the land. We know Isaiah was not wrong in his foretelling of this miraculous event. We know this is the first and greatest miracle, God coming in the form of a human infant, growing into a child, then into an adult for which He was destined to die.
The first miracle Jesus performed as an adult was in John 2.
Shortly after Jesus called the twelve to follow Him as disciples, in John 2, Jesus attended a wedding with them and His mother. As the wedding festivities were enjoyed, wine for the guests ran out. Jesus’ mother turns to Him and says in verse 3, “They have no wine.” We see immediately her intentions are for Jesus to use His power to remedy the situation. In verse 4 Jesus responds to His mother, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” Reading this verse might make one think He is put off with His mother, but Jesus is trying to distance Himself and His mother’s request.
Jesus ultimately decides to honor His mother’s request by instructing His disciples to fill up six stone water jars and upon drawing it out, there was wine. In fact, the bridegroom comments in verse 10 about the wine being the best. “But you have kept the good wine until now.”
The most pressing thing of importance to know about this first miracle of Jesus is in verse 11. “And His disciples believed in Him.” Remember, when Jesus first calls the twelve, they do not question, but instantly follow Jesus at His calling. This is the first time they see His words in action and for them, that was huge. They did not dismiss Him before this first miracle, but seeing something tangibly has a different effect on your faith than the simple act of only believing.
The miracles of Jesus are vast. Having faith in Him can be tough because we do not get to physically hangout with Him like the disciples did. When you come into a relationship with Christ and you obtain true salvation, miracles will be evident in ways they never were before. Starting your journey to faith in Christ is not difficult and does not require much. You only need to accept His words, ask for forgiveness and believe firmly in your heart and you will see the mighty works of our Lord.