Jesus has worked through a countless number of miracles
throughout his lifetime. Jesus has showed his power over sickness and evil when
he healed. He showed his control over nature and he also showed his power over
death when he was raised from the dead. God has taught us that we will always
be connected with him in a special way and he will always be with us wherever
we go. We will have an eternal relationship with God. By dying on the cross and
rising from the grave, Jesus has provided us with a new life in his hands that
will never end.
resurrection of Jesus assures us the he has forgiven us. Throughout the Old
Testament and the New Testament, Jesus made many promises and because of his
resurrection, we can count on all his promises, including the promise that we
will rise someday and be with him. After the resurrection of Jesus, we learn
that Jesus is still working miracles and still with his people, including his
disciples. God is still present with us, just in a new and special way.
The whole Bible points to the day that Jesus died on
the cross. Jesus was accused of blasphemy, arrested, mocked and crucified.
Although Jesus had the power to prevent and stop these things from happening to
him, he didn’t use his power to save himself, because instead he needed to save
his people. Jesus had to let these horrible events happen to himself, in order
to be put on the cross and crucified. This was his mission. Jesus had to suffer
for the sins of the world.
Throughout the Bible, there are several interactions and
stories about the use of water. In Genesis is the story about Noah and the
flood, where God created a flood of water to destroy all the evil that had come
upon the earth. The flood would destroy the rest of the flesh that was left on
the earth. God made it rain for forty days and forty nights. At the end of the
flood, God placed a rainbow in the sky as a promise that he would never again
flood the entire earth. The miraculous crossing of the Red Sea, is where God separated
the waters to make a wall of water on the right and a wall of water on the
left. God created a path of dry ground for the Israelites to pass through and in
the end, rescues the Israelites from Egypt. Naaman was healed of leprosy when
God told him to go wash himself in the Jordan River seven times. The Jordan
River is like God’s water, because it was holy. God used both water and his
word to cure Naaman and cleansed him, even though the water of the Jordan River
was so dirty. In Jesus’ early ministry, he was baptized by John the Baptist, in
order to align himself with sinners. Jesus takes up all the sins upon himself
and gives his people righteousness. Today, our own baptism connects us with the
work of Christ. Jesus paid his penalty for our sin and his work is applied to
us in our baptism. We are baptized into Jesus’ death and buried with him.
The creation of man and woman shows that just by the
hands of God, he can create and perform miracles. God created Adam from the
dust of the ground and made Adam a living creature, by breathing the breath of
life into his nostrils. The creation of Eve is so unique, because she was
created from one of Adam’s ribs, by the hands of God. God wanted Adam and Eve
to made from one flesh, creating a unique relationship between the two.
brings into existence everything out of nothing by the power of his word. God
created everything for a purpose. On day one, God created light and separated light
into day and night. On the second day, God created the heavens. The third day, God
created both the earth and the sea, and on the earth, he created vegetation and
plants. On the fourth day, God created the sun, moon and the stars. The fifth
day, God created both sea creatures and birds. Now on the seventh day, God
created living creatures, including man and woman to be made in the image of
God. To be made in the image of God, means to be made without sin, and both
believing and gladly doing God’s will. God finished his work of creation and on
the seventh day, he rested from all his work that he had done. God blessed the
seventh day and made it holy.