John 4: 46-54
Jesus and the disciples travel back to Galilee. A government official comes to Him begging Him to heal his son. Jesus says in frustration, “You will not believe unless you see signs and miracles.”
Now here’s the problem Jesus faced. People saw Jesus as someone who did miracles. The greater reality, the greater truth that Jesus could not get them to see was that Jesus was the miracle.
Jesus spoke and the son was healed because Jesus had compassion and because Jesus will use whatever opportunity to reach whoever He can.
We are like that official. We come to Jesus not because He is the Son of God but because we have a need. We need a miracle and Jesus meets us there. But what if we stay there? What if we continue to see the miracle or the doer of miracles instead of the Miracle? We will remain children in the faith and when we don’t get the miracle we think we need we will become disappointed and bitter and we may fall away.
But we can grow up and become mature in the faith. We can go from seeing the miracle to seeing the miracle worker. But more than that we can see the Miracle Himself. Virgin born Son of God, Redeemer, Councilor, Prince of peace, Emmanuel, Messiah, coming King.