Our church is currently going through a series entitled “Jesus“. Yes, we are very original and creative in our series titling…! We started off looking at Jesus’ arrival on the scene with His baptism. The remainder of the series has taken different scenes and interactions from Jesus’ life and ministry. There has been seven sermons preached thus far and we have many more to go, but this week starts a new part…

The revealing of Jesus. His identity. His power. His authority. His true purpose. Our weekend message will come from Mark 2 and cover Jesus healing a paralytic. But the amazing part of this story is how He forgives the man’s sins. As we’ve walked through this series I’ve been reminded and amazed at who Jesus is and what He does – including the miracles…but I’ve also realized miracles seem to be just that miraculous rather than normal.

“Something doesn’t need to be paranormal to be a work of God, nor are we doing it wrong if our lives feel flatly pedestrian and altogether normal.”

Joel Arnold

And that has been the rub. In examining Jesus’ life yet again, I can find myself thinking I am living in a “less-than” era or way that God would intend. While that may be true, I appreciate what Joel Arnold does in mapping out “The Pattern to the Bible’s Miracles“. Not only does Joel show visually the frequency and chronology of the recorded miracles of Scripture, he also makes a few good observations and applications for us all to learn from.

So if you’re looking for a miracle or caught up in the “normalcy” of life following Jesus, read the article. Be encouraged. Look to Jesus. Keep the faith! As always, I’d love to hear from you so why don’t you tell me what your favorite miracle of the Bible is and why in the comments. Don’t forget to be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day.

Until Next Time…