Testify Series: Day 7

People were starting to believe in Jesus in Galilee as they’d seen His miraculous signs and miracles.

A government official approached Him about healing his son in Capernaum.

Jesus asked, “Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?” Jesus healed his son on the spot, not even traveling to Capernaum to do so.

This was the second miracle Jesus did in Galilee after returning from Judaea.

Today’s passage reminds me of 2 things:

1. God can answer our prayers in Jesus Name anytime, anywhere, for anyone. Even though Jesus isn’t bodily present, the Holy Spirit is powerful to heal, save, and redeem.

2. Are these people seeking true salvation or just a temporary need? Is there faith built on Jesus or only on what He can do for them? When the rain falls will their faith persevere?

I’ve prayed for a lot of miracles in my life and I’ve seen a few. I’ve also been told “no” by God, too, and had to accept the miracle of a faith that’s never failed me even when I didn’t get my way.

How do we know our faith is true? When the hard times come, yet we have the strength to hold on and persevere when all hope seems lost. True Christians have a peace about them in the midst of chaos, they bring calm when they should be anxious, and God gives them eyes to see that she works all things together for their good so they can believe in spite of hard circumstances.

Has your faith been tested? Have you experienced the grace and mercy of God in your life even when things didn’t work out the way you wanted them to?

Those are the pegs on which life builds faith and the miracles we see in between are the icing on the cake.

Big Idea: Loving Jesus for who He is instead of what He can do for us changes everything.

May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you,

Emily