While the other three Gospels speak of many miracles performed by Jesus, John in his Gospel records only seven, and he refers to them as “signs.” When Jesus cured the servant of the Capernaum official, John mentioned that this was the second of signs performed by Jesus. When he changed the water into wine at the Cana marriage feast John told us that was the first of his signs. The third sign was curing the paralytic at the pool of Bethesda. The fourth was feeding five thousand. The fifth was his walking on the water. The sixth was the raising of Lazarus. The seventh was his resurrection.
At the end of Chapter Twenty-One, john wrote, “Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, and they are not recorded here, but I have written about these so that you may know that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that you might have life through believing in him.”
It makes a fine meditation for you to go over each of the seven signs, seeing in what ways they each show Jesus to be the Messiah, and how we find life by believing in him.
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