Day 23~ Mt 19-20; Mk 10; Jn 11
The reading today emphasized the power of Jesus. We see Jesus conducting miracles in the name of God which drew crowds then, and would still draw crowds today despite advancements in technology and medicine. Jesus gave sight to the blind, predicted the future (his impending death), corrected the law of Moses, and even raised a man from the dead after four days of rotting. Amazing!
I have heard many people say that if they saw the miracles that Jesus performed first hand, then they would believe. I too in times of weakness have attempted to “tempt God” into proving his existence to me by demanding a supernatural event occur before my eyes. Why would God not want to solidify his glory upon my command?
When I take a step back, I realize that God’s glory is on display today as clear as it was when Jesus walked the earth and performed miracles of healing. I see this through the beauty and cohesion of nature, through reading the Bible, and through the clear blessings that can be seen by living a Christ centered life as opposed to the baggage that is always associated with sin and defiance against God’s will. (just to name a few)
Therefore, let us not be like the Pharisees, who had front row seats to the revelation of Jesus, acknowledged his actions as miracles, (John 11:47) and yet instead of admitting his glory, plotted to Kill him.