I am studying the Gospel of John right now. John doesn't write about Jesus' miracles, instead he writes about His signs. That got me thinking. Signs point you somewhere. The sign isn't the destination. No, you follow the sign to get to the destination.
I got to thinking about situations I have called miracles, and, indeed they are. However, I wondered how I would think about them differently if I called them signs instead. A few days ago Suzy posted before/after picture of Alex Eduardo. Alex was 14 mos and weighed 11 pounds when he came to us and, the doctor said, was weeks from death from malnutrician.
The other miracle that is harder for me to think about is Yarely. We prayed for the same miracle - the restoration of life that God granted Alex. Instead He gave her and us the miracle of resurrection surrounded by many tangible assurances that He was with us in our grief and that Yarely lives with Him forever.
Can we see Yarely's death as a sign too? If so, where is it pointing? Again, it is pointing to life. This time, not physical life but, instead, spiritual life, the life Jesus came to give us -- His physical life for our spiritual life. Alleluia.
"Jesus said to her,
So, brothers and sisters in Christ, follow His signs...to life. Everlasting life