Seeking to entrench their worldly authority, power and influence, the religious leaders who encounter Jesus are willing to murder, lie and break their own law. In doing so, they miss the Messiah and His eternal authority, power and influence.
Jesus' miracles in the physical world demonstrate his divine authority. He asks us to view life not through temporal eyes, but through spiritual eyes.
We are too willing to think things are impossible. With an all powerful God, all things are possible.
As a Christian body, we can contribute to peace, to intercession and to action for our country.
This account of Jesus healing the disabled man at the pool shows how Jesus broke through barriers, but we often enslave ourselves to human-imposed barriers. To know what God will do, to know what is possible, we need to be in active relationship with Jesus.
John 4:46-54 The seeking ... will cost you. The trusting ... will test you. The knowing ... will change you.
The miracle of Jesus turning water to good wine at the wedding shows how, in our life, he transforms the common to extraordinary and the shameful to honored.