Unlimited: Power in the Words of Jesus
Nov 14, 2019 1151
Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs, which God did among you through Him, as you yourselves know (Acts 2:22, NIV).
The Gospel of John records seven miracles that Jesus performed. These illustrate the transforming power of Jesus in our lives.
In these miracles, we find transformation from sadness to gladness, from disease to health, from paralysis to abundant energy, from hunger to fullness, from anxiety to tranquility, from darkness to light, from death to life.
In these miracles, we are given a picture of the transformation that takes place in the life of every person who comes to Jesus. They reveal that all things are under the control of Jesus.
The main point for each of us is that Christ’s transforming Word is as strong and efficient as his actual presence. Without touching the water in the stone jars at the wedding in Cana, Jesus, with a word, turned it into wine. Later, he spoke a word at Cana and healed a boy miles away in his home in Capernaum.
And that same word called a dead man from his grave. That word is still available to accomplish the miracle of salvation in the life of even the weakest of believers who call out to Christ in faith.
– Des Ford (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: Are you calling out to Christ in faith today? All power belongs to Christ. I invite you to claim the powerful, transforming Word of Christ for yourself.