Some dude with super powers

I have to admit that I have a difficult time wrapping my mind around all the miracles Jesus performed in his life on Earth. A friend once described Jesus as a man who had super powers from God, and that description has stuck with me.

I’m a questioner at heart, I question everything (studying journalism probably made this a little worse). So for me to accept that some dude born to a virgin made the blind see, the deaf hear and the handicapped walk is kind of a stretch. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely believe in miracles. But this is just a tad intense for me.

In pondering this, I’ve come to two conclusions. One, Jesus was the human version of God. Which explains the super powers. Two, it doesn’t really matter if I believe Jesus made a blind man see. What matters is what Jesus taught us about God and ourselves. On the one hand, we’re inherently selfish, greedy and envious. One the other hand, Jesus taught us to be compassionate, loving and generous. He taught us to overcome our inherent sins and live how God wants us to live. He taught us faith.

So, while I might have a hard time grasping the idea of a guy walking on water, I can say I have unfailing faith in God. Dear Jesus: Mission Accomplished.


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