We are fascinated by the miraculous. We marvel when we see someone with a cancerous tumor that suddenly shrinks or even disappears. We are dumbfounded when someone survives a horrific crash that should have killed them. We are drawn to the stories of super heroes with miraculous powers.
Jesus knew the attraction people have to the miraculous. It gives us hope that things can change, that things will get better. But Jesus also knew that we can easily become obsessed with chasing miracles rather than the One who works the miracles. There are numerous times in the Bible when Jesus told people not to tell anyone that he had performed a miracle. When people asked Him to show them a sign or perform some miraculous act He did not perform for them. He wanted to keep the focus on His Father and not on the miracles.
But He did perform many miracles. He wanted to show the world that He was indeed the Creator of all things and He was sovereign over all of Creation. He could control our physical bodies by healing them. He could control the weather as He calmed the storm. He wanted the world to know that the Creator had the power and the desire to restore this broken world.
This Sunday we will take a closer look at the purpose of the miracles of Jesus. Read John 11 to prepare your heart to hear His Word.
We are in real need of more volunteers to man the PreSchool Booth at the Midnight Sun Festival. Contact Amanda @ email@example.com if you can man the booth for an hour or so this weekend. This will be a great opportunity to get to know our neighbors and bring more children to our preschool. Young people you can get your community service hours completed!
This past Sunday in the message, we talked about the reality of spiritual warfare. There are very real forces of evil working to undermine the advance of God's Kingdom in Lake Worth and beyond. I would ask each of you make a renewed commitment to pray for our church, preschool and city.