They answered, “Show us a miraculous sign if you want us to believe in you. What can you do?After all, our ancestors ate manna while they journeyed through the wilderness! The Scriptures say, ‘Moses gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, Moses didn’t give you bread from heaven. My Father did. And now he offers you the true bread from heaven. The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” – John 6:30-33
Lately I’ve been seeing and hearing a lot of chatter about “my miracle”. People say, “When will I get ‘my miracle’?” They make Facebook pics to share that say, “From the darkness you will walk out into ‘your miracle’ that God has prepared for you.” They pass around on that same social media site, “share this and in 20 minutes God will do something amazing for you.”
Really, people? Really? Ok, I have to say it again… Really???
It is so easy, especially in a life burdened with chronic illness, pain, and disability, to reach for the miraculous. To cry out for the divine touch. To believe that God has a miraculous moment waiting for you that will end your hardship once and for all. Maybe He does. I’m not discounting that people do receive healings. God is able, there is no doubt.
But I challenge you today, as you sit waiting for your miracle, to consider that maybe it’s already come. Let’s look at the above scripture. Even in those days, people desired miraculous signs and wonders. But Jesus didn’t offer them that.
And He doesn’t offer us our own personal miracles, either. What ever made us suddenly feel like we have claim to our own personal miracles, anyway?
The reason God doesn’t offer us a miracle of our own is simple. He wants to offer us better. He wants to offer us the best. He wants to offer us something eternal. And so He sent His one and only Son. What miracle do we need beyond Jesus Christ and the promise of our eternal salvation?
“Sir,” they said, “give us that bread every day.”
Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” – John 6:34-35
Jesus is our personal miracle. He is mine, He is yours. Will we be like the ones in Jesus’ day who demanded more? What could be more?
Heavenly Father, I repent today for my desire for more than You have already given, when You have given everything. I thank You for the gift of Your Son, and all of the other wonderful things You do for me each day. I love you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…
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