One of the most repeated scriptures is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish.” It is out of love and devotion that many people offer praise to the Great Redeemer. This is one scripture that reminds God’s children of His love and devotion to them.

As children of God, each person is endowed with traits of the Father. In a concerted effort to make sure that each person be offered an opportunity to learn of their divine nature, Jesus Christ came to Earth in the flesh and performed miracles. Yet, repeatedly, He reminded the people that the miracle is out of their faith.

In the ninth chapter of Matthew, Jesus demonstrates the two-tiers of miracle. First, forgiving a palsy stricken individual of their sins (Matt 9:2), then inviting them to walk and suffer of the ailment no more (Matt 9:6-7).

Later, as the Savior went to save Jairus’ daughter from death, a woman experienced a miracle (Matt 9:20-22, Luke 8:42-48). Trusting in His divinity, she reached to His garment with the prayer that her ailment would be healed. Although throngs of people were trying to touch Him, when she reached the hem of His garment, He felt it. This moment of clarity in the scriptures reflects the Savior acting as a conduit for miracles, linking the people’s faith to the Power of God. The Savior tells her, “Thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.”

There are numerous other instances in the scriptures where God’s children receive miracles based on their faith in Him. Many people today have felt the healing power of faith, both in body and spirit.

All are invited to Come unto Christ and understand the miracle of forgiveness. Look to the Redeemer in how to forgive, be forgiven, and to learn how to glorify Him by your good works (Matt 5:16).

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This article was written by a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, not by a pastor. Local church leaders are known as Bishops and Presidencies who are unpaid clergy. Missionaries, who are often seen on foot or on bikes, are also unpaid.

Courtney Andrade