Catholic Courier

Posted: April 27, 2017

Miracles

The Gospels contain many stories about the miracles Jesus performed.

Jesus healed many people during his ministry. He made the blind see, the sick get well and the crippled walk. He even raised people from the dead.

Sometimes, Jesus helped people who were possessed by evil spirits. Once when he commanded a spirit to leave a man's body, the spirit spoke to him and recognized him as the Son of God.

There are several miracles Jesus performed in regard to food. At the wedding in Cana, he turned water into wine. There also are two accounts of Jesus feeding large crowds of people with just a few fish and loaves of bread. Jesus blessed those small amounts of food, and there was enough for everyone to eat as much as they wanted. There was even food left over after everyone had eaten their fill.

Sometimes, Jesus' miracles involved nature. Once, when his apostles were on a boat in the sea, he walked on the water to meet them. Another time, he and his apostles were on a boat when a violent storm began. The apostles were afraid, but Jesus calmly said, "Quiet! Be still!" and the storm stopped.

Many people came to believe that Jesus was the Messiah because they saw the miracles he performed. Even though we weren't there to see Jesus' miracles firsthand, we can read about them in the Bible and believe.

As Jesus said in John 20:29, "Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed."