Jesus’ works verified who He was

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Matthew 12

22 Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. 23 And all the multitudes were amazed and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”

 

How amazing it must have been to see the miracles that Jesus did every day and throughout every day!  Jesus was the talk of the town, yes, even the talk of the nation.  The Romans talked about Jesus and Herod looked forward to meeting him in hopes of seeing one of his miracles.  In my lifetime there have been “faith-healers” who received national attention.  But in the end, most of their “healings” were not healings at all, at least not quantifiable healings.  The names of these charlatans have been forgotten and their messages did not save souls.  But Jesus was something different; he did verifiable miracles every day and the world took notice.

 

As a result of the miracles that Jesus did, the people began to question who he really was. In the Old Testament days the prophets spoke of one who would come as the Son of David who would eventually restore the kingdom to Israel.  He would come with power and authority as the Messiah, the Deliverer, the Prince of Peace.  As the people read the Scriptures and watched the works of Jesus, they began to put the pieces of God’s puzzle together and came to a very natural conclusion: “Could this be the Son of David?”

 

As we know today, they were exactly right in their supposition.  Jesus was the very Son of David, the Messiah, the One promised by the prophets who would come and set His people free.  No, Jesus did not do what the people of his day thought he should do, but he did exactly what the Father had planned, Jesus became our Savior.  When we today see lives changed by the power of the Gospel, we too should sit up and take notice that Jesus has come and that he has made the spiritually blind to see and the spiritually lame to walk.  Jesus has done exactly what He came to do and is still doing so in lives today.  Hallelujah!  Jesus, the Son of David, came and proved who he was by miracles then and continues to prove who he is by miracles of grace today.

 

It is good to be home and to be back with you.  Our trip was fantastic and we are so thankful to God for our family and the time we could spend together.  While our sons were growing up we often took time to worship and pray together.  As we were together in Park City, Utah, we were able to take time for family worship together.  We now pray for the grandkids to know the joy of the Savior and to surrender their hearts and lives to him. 

We spent Sunday in a thriving church in Salt Lake City.  How thrilling to see the Lord at work in the world’s strongest Mormon city.  God is saving souls and changing lives there for His glory.

I am thankful for a great day Sunday at Grace for Life!  What a joy to honor six high school seniors with Bibles and pens for their journey.  Keep Kameron, Lydia, John, Stefani, Ana, and Natalie in your prayers for their immediate future decisions. 

VBS starts Monday! There is much to do.  Call Bobbi and ask where you can help.

Have a great day in the Lord,
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