That You May Believe

These are “the very work[s] that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, [that] testifies that the Father has sent me.”  (John 5:36, NIV 1984). 

When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?” Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.” (Matthew 11:2–5, NIV 1984). 

Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.  (John 20:30–31, NIV 1984). 

My Musings“These [the very works that the Father gave Him to finish] are written that you may believe.” These works speak for themselves. “For no one could perform the miraculous signs [that He did] if God were not with him.” (John 3:2, NIV 1984).  Jesus’ answer to John the Baptist could have been a mere “yes.”  and that should have been sufficient. Instead He recounted just some of the things that He had done.  Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” (John 21:25, NIV 1984). 

My Advice – Do you believe?  The evidence is overwhelming.  But you must reach your own verdict.  “Because you have seen [these things], you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  (John 20:29, NIV 1984).  May you be blessed by believing.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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