“But despite all the miraculous signs Jesus had done, most of the people still did not believe in Him.”
Today’s key verse, is almost like a red traffic light or a huge wall in the middle of the road. You have to stop. You can’t go around it. It has got our attention because it has just sent a shocking right hook of truth our way. We are K.O’d. Did I really just read that? Is it a grammatical error? Did people still not believe in Jesus, despite His many miraculous signs? Could this be true? Yet the truth is there in black and white: “despite all the miraculous signs Jesus had done, most of the people still did not believe in Him.” Yet should we be so shocked? We are surrounded by a world full of miracles, yet people still don’t believe today.
The truth is that some people can witness the most amazing miracle, yet if their hearts are hardened and their eyes blinded, they will miss the truth. When we pray for our unbelieving friends and families, perhaps our prayers should be that the Holy Spirit open their hearts and eyes to see Jesus and to see the wondrous miracles around us that lead us to Him. Furthermore, that they would encounter Jesus for themselves.
We too are challenged to daily put our trust in Jesus, not just because of the miracles He does, but because of who He is! May be too encounter Jesus for ourselves.