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Asking the right question

He picked the ball up in his own half and ran forward, leaving three defenders in his wake and then unleashed an unstoppable shot that arrowed into the top corner. Such a statement invites comments about identity. Who did that?

Questions are important and we often ask the wrong ones when we are exploring the truth about Jesus. The Gospels record Jesus bringing people back to life or feeding thousands from portions of bread and fish and our reasoning process says it is impossible to raise the dead or to think that a few slices of bread could feed a multitude. We may decide to dismiss the miracles as myths, but wait a moment – are you asking the right question?

The validity of miracles depends on who claimed them. If Jesus were just a man among men, trying to impress then we would have every reason to think that his so called miracles were just magic tricks or illusions. However, if Jesus is God, then feeding thousands of people with a few lo

aves and fish is simply a matter of course. When we approach this issue of miracles we need to examine the miracle worker more than the miracle. What does the Bible say about Jesus? He is declared to be the creator of the Universe. Colossians chapter 1 and verse 16 says this; all things were created by him. He created everything in heaven and on earth. He created everything that can be seen and everything that can't be seen. He created kings, powers, rulers and authorities. Everything was created by him and for him.

If that is true then the one who created the natural laws can suspend them as he wishes and perform whatever miracles he chooses. The wonders of Jesus display his power and give us the evidence we need to show that his claims to be God are genuine and not fake. A weak insipid deity is of no use. We do not need a god far away but a personal God who offers forgiveness to all who believe. Changing lives requires a real miracle!

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