The Bible is filled with stories about the miracles of Jesus. These miracles open our eyes to the glory of God and serve as physical evidence of his power and presence in our world.
It helps to revisit the miracles of Jesus whenever we feel discouraged because they remind us that nothing is impossible with God and that we can trust in him to help us regardless of how difficult our problem may seem.
There are many accounts of Jesus performing amazing acts. Here are five of his most important miracles and how they can help us have hope in our day to day lives.
Feeding of the 5,000 – God is faithful in providing for HIS children
Then he said, “Bring them here to me,” and he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the fragments left over*—twelve wicker baskets. Those who ate were about five thousand men, not counting women and children. Matthew 14:18-21
How this miracle can inspire us:
In the feeding of the 5000, men, women and children followed Jesus to hear the Word of God. The disciples of Christ wanted to send the people away when evening came because they were in a place that was far from the towns and everyone might get hungry. Instead of sending the people away, Jesus multiplied “five loaves and two fish” and fed everyone.
The feeding of the multitude teaches us that God is faithful in providing for His children. We must look beyond our earthly resources and limitations. Trust that He can meet our every need. Jesus not only gave his people physical nourishment, he fed their souls and spirit. Similarly, we must realize that God is great and will provide for our every need whether it is physical, emotional or spiritual.
When we feel our resources are too limited to sustain us and hopelessness looms on the horizon, this miracle provides comfort in the reminder that Jesus has extraordinary plans for our lives. His grace is sufficient and His provisions will always come in the most unexpected ways. All we need to do is trust and have faith in Him.