When Jesus challenges us about our faith, what he really is saying, “Do you trust me?” “Do you believe in ME?” He draws our attention to Himself. He demonstrates God’s heart toward us in everything that he says and does. In the whole of his ministry he did only what he saw his Father doing. They were one in love and purpose. Man connecting with God in a relationship of trust is a powerful thing. Because he knew God, trusted God, listened to God, and being filled with the Holy Spirit, he moved in the power of God. Apart from God, he could do nothing. Neither can we!
What Jesus was demonstrating in his miracles was not only God’s power to heal, but God’s desire to reach out and to touch the lives of his created children in meaningful and life changing ways and to restore to us what the world has stolen.