That You May Believe - February 21, 2022

“The miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him” (John 2:11 NLT).

John’s gospel could well have been subtitled That You May Believe. Why tell about the water-to-wine miracle? So you would believe that Jesus can restore what life has taken. Why walk on water, feed the thousands, and raise the dead? That you would believe God still calms the storms of life, still solves the problems of life, and still brings the dead to life.

Need grace? Jesus’ work of redemption is still finished. Need reassurance that it’s all true? Well the tomb is still empty. Need a second chance? The coal fire is still burning on the Galilean shore. All these events call on you to believe that this miracle-working God cares for you, fights for you, and will come to your aid.