“And the people stood looking on. But even the rulers with them sneered, saying ‘He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the christ, the chosen of God.'” -Luke 23:35
Do we need miracles to believe in God? It seems as if the people crucifying Jesus had an underlying layer of wanting proof that Jesus was the son of God even as they mocked Him.
I’m ashamed to admit that I too have asked God for proof of His power and existence. I wanted something big – a miracle or an encounter to truly know He’s real. But like those people at the cross that day, I missed the point – the truth. I demanded miracles while forgetting to see the Son of God on that cross dying for my sin. What more can I ask for? I don’t want to miss the quiet, humble gift of mercy and salvation on that cross as I wait for flashes of thunder and miracles. Because the miracle is that I am here today – alive, forgiven and loved by the King of Kings. And that should be enough for me.