Working of Miracles
(3rd candle of Hanukkah)
Many people say that Jesus never claimed to be God, and yet when asked, Jesus pointed to the miracles He performed, miracles that only God can do. To those who were willing to hear, He proclaimed quite clearly that He was God, that He and the Father were one.
John 10:25-27, 30
Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me… I and My Father are one.”
Isaiah 61:1-4 cf Luke 4:20-21; 7:22
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.
John 4:43-54; Matthew 12:9-14; Luke 8:42-48; Matthew 9:27-34
2 Kings 5:10 cf Luke 5:12-13
Control over creation
Exodus 7-14; 2 Kings 20:9-11; Psalm 105
Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”
Feeding of many
Exodus 16:14-35; 2 Kings 4:2-7, 42-44;
Matthew 14: 13-20; 15:32-38
Raising the dead