Dr. Dan Hayden •
There are signs everywhere to give us direction in life… stop signs and speed limit signs and turn signs and signs to tell you that you are about to see other signs. That’s our word for today: Signs.
We are looking at the concluding statement of John’s Gospel and it is interesting to note that he tells us exactly why he wrote what he did. In John 20:30-31 he says:
Many other signs therefore Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus Is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.
Now, did you notice that John said that Jesus did many other signs? The word sign is a Greek word referring to a distinguishing mark. It’s an indicator or token of something else, something that is intended to give you direction regarding what you should think or do. When John said that Jesus performed signs, he was referring to the miracles that Jesus did. John mentions seven of them, starting with the time Jesus turned water into wine (in Chapter 2) and ending with the raising of Lazarus from the dead (in Chapter 11). And John says that all of these miracles where signs. Miracles are indicators or signs that Jesus is who He claimed to be – the Son of God.
In Chapter 3, Nicodemus said to Jesus, “No man could do these things unless he were from God.” That’s what John is telling us in his Gospel. The miracles that Jesus did are signs that Jesus is who he claimed to be – the Son of God.
The signs are pretty clear. Jesus is the Son of God. He is the Savior!