Jesus Works Miracles – August 17, 2020

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.” Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered. “Bring them here to me,” he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
Matthew 14:14-21

Jesus Works Miracles

Daily Devotion – August 17, 2020

Devotion based on Matthew 14:14-21

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When the doctor says you have six months to live, is it okay to pray for a miracle?

Yes, it’s okay to pray for a miracle.

Jesus did miracles. He fed over five thousand people from just five loaves and two fish. He proved to his disciples that he was God.

Jesus is still God, and he still does miracles. People are cured with no medical explanation. People with diseases live much longer than predicted or expected.

Sometimes when Jesus has compassion on you, he heals your sickness. At other times, your sickness lingers, but Jesus still has compassion on you. You can be sure of that because he has already taken care of the greater sickness in your life—the sickness of your sinfulness. Jesus took the punishment for your sinfulness when he was wounded on the cross, suffering hell, and he promises that your sinfulness will not lead to eternal death. Instead, Jesus shows compassion for you and gives you eternal life through faith in him.

God performs miracles every day when he brings people to faith in Jesus. Pray for that miracle. And feel free to pray for the miracle of healing. God may answer that prayer in a way you don’t expect, but it will still be good.

Jesus, let me find healing in your precious wounds. Amen.

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