John 10:41-42 And many resorted unto him (Jesus), and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true. And many believed on him there. (KJV)
The angel told Zaccharias (John the Baptist’s father) a number of things about John.
He said that John would be great in the sight of God, he would turn the sons of Israel back to the Lord, he would turn the hearts of fathers back to their children, and he would prepare the way of the Lord.
In this passage we are told that he did all of these things without ever having done a miracle. He did it by talking about Jesus. He did it with a simple message of repentance and turning to God for forgiveness. He had an attitude that said, “He must increase, I must decrease.” I believe talking about Jesus and the good news of forgiveness will still turn men’s hearts to God. I believe we also must see Him increase and ourselves decrease. I believe in miracles and the miracle working power of God. Jesus said that the miracles He did were signs pointing out who He was. It’s wonderful to be in a place where there are miracles happening. But even when they are not, talking about Jesus, his Lordship, and repentance will turn men’s hearts.
Rawlin Falk is a pastor with Maple Park Alliance Church in Quesnel.