5/6 John 20:30-31

30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

John the Beloved picked out certain miracles that Jesus performed to help the readers of his Gospel to believe what John knew to be true. Jesus is the promised Messiah. He is the Son of God. Has anyone else spoken to paralysis and has not only seen the person healed but become immediately fully functional? Have you ever heard of someone touching a person whose eyes were blind from birth and having the person see and instantly understand what he is seeing? Can a normal person call a dead body back to life after the person has been dead for days? And then there is Jesus' own resurrection miracle.

There are also the signs Jesus performed involving nature. Who can speak to wind and waves and have them instantly obey? Who walks on water or turns it into wine? Who can cast out demons with a word? Jesus of Nazareth is the only person in the history of mankind who was reported to have done all these things in the sight of many witnesses.

John recorded these particular signs out of the many miracles that Jesus did to help his readers believe that Jesus was and is who He claimed to be. There were many other miracles, but these that John recorded were to help you to believe and have life in His name. That means to accept the life of God by the authority of who Jesus is. It's not just breath and a heartbeat, but a new quality of life, spiritual life, eternal life. It's to be born from above and to become a child of God. What else could Jesus have done to cause you to believe? His miraculous actions showed Him to be the Lord of creation.

Consider: Are you living today in the life Jesus came to give us?