27 Mar Faith precedes Miracles (Jn 4:53-54) by Dr. Rich Reich
He and his whole household thereupon became believers. This was the second sign that Jesus performed. ~ Jn 4:53-54
Reflection: Faith precedes miracles. In John’s Gospel, seven signs (miracles) are recorded “to help [us] believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, so that through this faith [we] may have life in His name” (Jn 20:31). The signs, worked by Jesus, are: (1) changing water into wine at a wedding, (2) a remote healing of a royal official’s son, (3) curing a man who was ill for 38 years, (4) multiplying the loaves and fishes, (5) walking on the water, (6) giving sight to the man born blind, and (7) raising Lazarus from the dead. Jesus disapproves of faith as merely an effect and makes it primarily the cause. He rebukes the people: “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you do not believe” (Jn 4:48). A life devoid of faith will result in a life devoid of miracles. As LIFE Runners, we need to have faith in the eventual end of legalized abortion. This may seem like a miracle in itself, but something that definitely will not happen without our faith. We run to End abortion, for Christ has destroyed the power of death, and therefore the power of abortion.
* Photo: LIFE Runners at the place were Christ multiplied the loaves and fishes near Capernaum, Israel.
Challenge: Support Fiji LIFE Runners in need of more “REMEMBER The Unborn” jerseys.
* Register to run or walk 5K legs of the A-Cross America Relay for Pro-Life!
Pray to end abortion (Creed). Witness with “REMEMBER The Unborn” gear (Order). Give jerseys to Students and Missions ($10 once or monthly). Thank You!
Inspiration: “Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” ~ C.S. Lewis
All In Christ,
* Dr. Rich Reich lives in Satellite Beach, FL.