Fact Or Fiction: Miracles
This week we started off the conversation by responding to this situation:
It’s Christmas and there is a knock on the door. On your doorstep is a b unch of your family standing there to surprise you. You aren’t prepared. There isn’t enough food to feed everybody. What do you do?
My response would have been to panic and then take everyone out to dinner. Sounds reasonable right?
Unlike my situation, Jesus had to feed 5000 people using five loaves of bread and two fish. He doesn’t panic. He blesses the food and the disciples manage to pass out food to everyone with some left over. That is what we would call a miracle. In Jesus’ time, he performed 37 miracles that were recorded, but apparently performed many more that were never recorded. This particular miracle was written in all four of the gospels. Is there some truth to this miracle being real because it was recorded by multiple gospel authors?
The idea of feeding 5000 people with some bread and fish just boggles my mind. I personally have never witnessed a miracle or known anyone personally that has witnessed a miracle. They seem totally bogus. Just because it was written down that Jesus performed these miracles, does that make them real?
He had to perform these miracles to prove that he was the son of God. It could just be a lie to make Jesus seem like he’s the son of God. Today, we don’t have Jesus walking around performing miracles like he was back in the day, so believing in miracles is more difficult, at least for me.