Gathering Community Church

Preparing the Way for Jesus, Part 49

This morning we are going to read about a miracle. The account of this miracle is, in one way, kind of unique. It is unique in that the person who received this miracle is not on record of asking for the miracle. And yet, Jesus saw a need and met it in a miraculous way. Throughout the New Covenant we have seen Jesus miraculously intervene in the lives of people for one primary purposeā€“to identify himself with God the Father and solidify his true identity as Messiah. This is why there were times when Jesus refused to perform miracles. He refused to perform miracles if they would be interpreted as magic tricks or for the glory of anyone (or anything) other than his Father.