Today is the thirteenth day of the Lent season. Today we will read about the many miracles that Jesus preformed while He was on Earth. There are thirty-seven (37) miracles in the Bible that are recorded. On day 3 of the Lent season we read the story about Jesus turning the Water to Wine at the wedding in Canon. On day 9 we read about the Ill Boy that Jesus healed. Ever since I was a little girl I loved to listen to the stories of Jesus and the awesome miracles that He preformed. From healing Jairus' Daughter to Walking on Water. The stories of Jesus performing miracles always makes my heart leap with joy and excitement! You can CLICK HERE to see a chart of a list of the miracles by Jesus that are found in the Gospels. CLICK HERE for stories of HEALINGS by Jesus.
What Was the Purpose of The Miracles During Jesus' Ministry?
It is clear in the Bible that when Jesus performed miracles the people got excited and then they took notice to everything Jesus said. They knew that this had to be the Son of God, The Messiah that the Bible prophets told us would come to Earth.
The miracles that the four gospels record are not the only miracles that Jesus performed, but the specific ones the writers picked out under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to represent his ministry. At the end of John's gospel he says the books of the world would be filled with Jesus' miracle accounts if they were all written down. There are only two of Jesus' miracles that are found in all four gospels. They are the feeding of the five thousand and the resurrection.
In Matt. 4:23 Jesus healed every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people. One woman just touched the fringe of His cloak and she was instantly healed. Then all the multitude were trying to touch Him, for power was coming from Him and healing them all (Luke 6:19). Jesus did all kinds of miracles and various different illnesses were healed. They include: leprosy, blindness from birth, deafness, paralysis, fever, shriveled limbs, an amputated ear, muteness, and blood hemorrhaging.
In Matthew 8:10,13 Jesus healed a centurion servant without even being present. He healed by touch and from a distance demonstrating that He is Lord of space and time. Jesus had control over nature too. One night he spoke and the storm at sea was calmed. That story is found in Matthew 8:25-27. We will read that story on Day 17 for "Q" Quieting the Sea.
Today's Story is about Jesus Healing the Blind Man at the Pool of Siloam ~ CLICK HERE
Almighty and everlasting God, Thank you for this time of year that we remember what Jesus did for us so that we can become Your children, and live with you forever in heaven. Help us to learn more about You and Your Son from Your Word, the Bible. And help us to learn to say NO to sins and YES to obeying your commandments and spending more time with you. Thank you for being the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
8 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, 9 “When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Perform a miracle,’ then say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh,’ and it will become a snake.”
13 Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? 14 You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. 15 With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.
12 The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. 15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. 16 Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed.
42 At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. 43 But he said, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” 44 And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.
More Ideas and Links:
More Stories on Miracles and Abiding in Jesus
More Pictures of Jesus Healing Jairus' Daughter
Miracles of Jesus
Cindy's Miracle Story
The Old Testament and Gospel Bible Text is from NIV and copied from Bible Gateway.com