The Unseen Miracle

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We are all looking for miracles.

You begin to feel your world crumble, and you look for a miracle.
Your finances begin to worsen, and you look for a miracle.
A loved one gets diagnosed with cancer, and you look for a miracle.

We are all looking for miracles.

So, I was looking at this passage recently, and I noticed something strange (let’s see if you notice it):
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana… When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine”… Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.”… John 2

So what’s so strange about this miracle?

The strange thing to me is what we don’t see in this text.

John tells his readers that he recorded all these accounts and miracles so that we may believe, yet he leaves something out of the recording of this first miracle.

He pretty much leaves out the miracle. Think about it: most times that we read about a miracle that Jesus does, we see a before state, a middle action, and a final result.

Someone or something is a particular way, and then Jesus does something (speaks, makes super mud, touches someone), and then that someone or something is different.

In this account, Jesus tells the servants to fill up a jar, then we don’t read that Jesus does anything, and then Jesus tells them to take some out and give it to the party thrower.

There’s no visible middle action.

And that’s ok.

You know what that tells me?

Jesus is working in the unseen middle of our lives, performing unseen miracles all the time. And you may never notice what He does — that He put food on your table, or that He put someone in your path today to encourage you, or that your money seemed to stretch a little further this week.

Jesus works in the unseen.

Quit looking for the neon sign, or the miracle in plain sight. And realize that there are unseen miracles everyday.

Even right now.

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One thought on “The Unseen Miracle

  1. We need to stop looking so hard for that miracle and learn to be grateful for the little things. As we become more grateful, then we will see what the Lord is doing for us.

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