“A Fascination for Miracles “
When I read the Bible, I too am fascinated by miracles.
I wonder what it must have been like to be one of Jesus’s followers. I think in my humanness, I would have been proud to be a part of the group, to be an insider of Jesus.
Please read the following verses.
46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (that is, the Son of Timaeus), was sitting by the roadside begging.
47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.”
50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.
51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.
The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
It is easy to get caught up in seeing and hearing about miracles and forget the changed lives that Jesus’ miracles made.
Can you imagine being blind, figuring you will never see again?
And then along comes Jesus and gives you sight.
What a rush that must have been.
Jesus is still in the miracle business.
He is still changing lives.
Oh, He might not physically show us a miracle. (although sometimes He does) but spiritually He is changing people. I am one of those He changed, perhaps you are too.
And the great thing is, that I said changed, which is past tense but He is still changing us, helping us by His Holy Spirit become the person He wants us to be.
Ah Lord, what an Awesome Lord and Savior You are.
Keep on changing me until the day we meet, which I pray is not that far away.