Magic Or Miracle?

Though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him. – John 10:38 

Magician Harry Houdini often performed an amazing escape. He was handcuffed, put inside a sack, and locked in a trunk—but he always managed to free himself. Some claimed that he had supernatural powers, but Houdini himself said that all his tricks could be explained.

When a museum in Wisconsin opened an exhibit that showed the secret of Houdini’s famous escape act, many magicians said it violated their code of ethics that prohibits revealing how tricks are performed. The exhibit proved Houdini was a magician, not a miracle worker.

Jesus, however, was a miracle worker. He attributed His supernatural acts to the power of God. He performed them to heal people and to prove that He was who He claimed to be—the Son of God. He said, “The works [miracles] that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. . . . Though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him” (John 10:25,38).

The wonderful works of Jesus established His identity in history. The marvelous works He performs through all who trust Him reveal His identity in the world today. Have you found that to be true in your life?

David McCasland 

Sometimes we see a miracle,
And faith in God revives;
Yet we should see God’s gracious hand
At work throughout our lives.

Hess

In a world of smoke and mirrors, Jesus offers the miracle of salvation.

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