John, doubtless realizing his days are coming to an finish, takes on one remaining activity. Mark’s gospel is in circulation, Matthew and Luke have compiled their accounts of the lifetime of Christ, and John desires to do the identical. But his gospel will probably be completely different. He seeks to inform tales they didn’t and so as to add particulars to tales they informed. He selects a cross part of indicators.
John’s chosen miracles run the gamut from a marriage oversight to a violent execution, from deserted hopes to buried buddies. We watch a paralytic rise up and a blind man lookup. And all these occasions stand collectively as one voice, calling on you to carry your eyes and open your coronary heart to the chance — certainly, the fact — that the best drive within the universe is the One who means you effectively and brings you hope. Keep in mind, buddies, you might be by no means alone.