Have you ever been in the middle of a troubling circumstance and prayed to God to ask Him for a miracle? It’s normal for us to ask for a miracle for something we want to happen. But often, our view of God’s miracles and His view of His miracles are very different.
People who are going to climb mountains make sure that they are prepared. They’ll make sure they have a good rope to safely repel off the sides of cliffs. Their rope is like our faith in God.
But what good is the rope without something strong to anchor it to? A mountain climber wouldn’t repel with a rope that’s just connected to a tiny, two-pound rock; a rock like that isn’t going to do them much good. Instead, they’d choose an unmovable rock, one that can easily hold their weight.
God wants to give us a solid hope to anchor our faith to. Our faith isn’t meant to be like an aimless rope the moment something bad happens to us; it should be tied off to a hope that is unshakable.
When Jesus came to Earth, He performed many miracles for the people of that day. But the purpose of those miracles wasn’t just to fix physical problems. All of Jesus’ miracles point us to the promises of God, to give us a hope to firmly anchor our faith to. He wants us to know that in the end, everything will be okay. No matter what happens in this life, we have an amazing future with God to look forward to. He is going to make all things new, even Earth. His miracles are like snapshots, giving us just a taste of the future, and reminding us that the best is still yet to come.