Seeing is Believing

Funny how often that happened throughout Jesus’ life. People’s seeing caused some to believe.

First there is Simeon.

At that time there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon. He was righteous and devout and was eagerly waiting for the Messiah to come and rescue Israel. The Holy Spirit was upon him   and had revealed to him that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.(Luke 2:25-26, NLT)

And the crowds who trailed after Jesus.

The news about his miracles had spread far and wide, and vast numbers of people came to see him. (Mark 3:8b, NLT)

And the infamous Thomas

Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!”(John 20:27, NLT)

And of course, unbelievers.

“He saved others,” they scoffed, “but he can’t save himself! So he is the King of Israel, is he? Let him come down from the cross right now, and we will believe in him! (Matthew 27:42, NLT)

But Mary got it right at Jesus’ very first miracle.

But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5, NLT)

Prayer – Lord, may Mary’s attitude ever be ours, whether or not we ever recognize our miracles.  Amen

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