Job suffered greatly, all in a matter of a few days. He lost all his wealth, his belongings, his house, livestock and land. He even lost his children. With each passing moment he watched as those things were swept away in an instant. His friends tried to convince Job that he had done something to anger God to receive such loss. As this once wealthy, prosperous, kind, loving man, sat in the ashes – body festering with boils – he had the faith in God’s true identity and knew that he would rescue him. He was completely aware that God alone was the Miracle Worker he needed.
Miracles were at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry and carry on to eternity. He continues to do miracles every day – even during hardships, time of pain and illness, days of oppression and war. His miracles are not always flashy. Sometimes we really have to look hard to find them, but they exist, nonetheless. With our eyes always open to them, we will experience the divinity of Jesus in our lives too.
His first miracle at Cana was done to show that Jesus was no ordinary man. He is divine. His disciples were amazed – His mother had faith in her Son’s divinity – the guests at the wedding were astounded to find the best wine being the last to be served. The miracle changed six jugs of water into more than 120 gallons of the finest wine that was ever set before man. There would be more of these astonishing feats. People would be healed from their disabilities, restored to good health, relieved of demons, even resurrected from death. These were not simple magic tricks designed to amaze the crowds. This was the hand of God Himself, interceding in the lives of mankind. The greatest miracle would come when this “man” Jesus, would suffer and die for the sins of the world and overcome death and the grave. We have that miracle waiting for us at the end of our days here on earth. God has promised that death will have no dominion over us.
“Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.” George Bernard Shaw