Recently my eyes have been opened to a strange phenomenon in church. I don’t know if it is just that I never paid attention to this or if it is something recent that has developed but I have seen on more than one occasion where there has been a miracle done by God and people just don’t see it. It is almost like they go out of their way to find a natural reason for what happened instead of giving glory to God for the miraculous. It is like there is nothing that they can liken it to, so they don’t even think to consider that it was truly God in their midst changing the situation.
Because of this, I wanted to do an article on the miracles of Jesus. I have always been fascinated and intrigued with the miracles of Jesus. I have gone so far as to underline in one of my older Bibles all the times Jesus healed the sick. I have placed myself in the story line of the times that there were miraculous events surrounding Jesus and tried to think of how I would have reacted and behaved if it had happened in our time. So come with me if you will and let’s take a look at some of my favorite miracles of Jesus.
The Miracles Of Jesus
Turning Water Into Wine
1 The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. 3 The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.” 4 “Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”
5 But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons. 7 Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” When the jars had been filled, 8 he said, “Now dip some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies.” So the servants followed his instructions. 9 When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over. 10 “A host always serves the best wine first,” he said. “Then, when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have kept the best until now!” 11 This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
In this passage we see the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine. Now some would contend that it was only grape juice. As much as the text disagrees with that assessment, the fact of the matter remains that water was turned into something besides water. This was truly a miracle. Even today we cannot change one substance into another without mixing in other ingredients.
The reason this is one of my favorite miracles of Jesus is the one little line in the whole passage where it says “(though, of course the servants knew)”. It is the servants that know when the miraculous happen. Everyone else is partying and celebrating and having a good time. It was the servants that were making the party happen that saw the miracle before their very eyes. Maybe this is a little indicator why today people have such a hard time seeing the miraculous. Maybe they are so focused on their own life that they are unaware of what is happening around them. Maybe they need to start serving rather than being served.
Read about the miracle of Jesus calming the sea on page 2