Read John 11:45-57
I often hear people say things like, “If people could just see Jesus’ power then they would certainly believe!” Or, “If Jesus would just do this miracle, then the whole world would have to change their ways and believe.” It’s interesting then to look at a story like this one. Jesus has just done the miracle of all miracles and yes, some believe. “But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin.” For some this miracle was a great turnaround, but it also solidified in others the desire to eliminate Jesus once and for all. Why is that? How can even an event such as this one be so polarizing? I’m not sure I know how to answer that fully. What I do know, however, is that while faith can be solidified or can be planted in the miraculous, faith is much more about following Jesus in the day to day. Following Jesus is about trusting God in our day to day. Yes we trust God with the big stuff, and sometimes we even see the miraculous, but faith is often more about the ordinary becoming extraordinary by the presence of God in our normal activity. It is about the supernatural becoming a natural expression of who we are in Jesus.