"Must I do miraculous signs and wonders before you people will believe in Me?" John 4:48
How frustrated Jesus must have been! He had already turned water into wine here in Cana, and He commented, almost plaintively, "Unless you people see signs and wonders, you do not believe!" I am sure Jesus would be pleased if WE were the signs and wonders ourselves!
I recently saw Hacksaw Ridge, the movie based on the true story of Desmond Doss. He is the first and only conscientious objector to win a Medal of Honor for actions above and beyond the call of duty. He was a combat medic and because of his religious beliefs refused to carry any weapon in the field. He went through a lot of hardship in his training because of this. His superiors wanted him to quit and get out of the army.
Eventually he was sent to battle in Guam, Leyte and Okinawa. There he distinguished himself by saving the wounded, dragging or carrying them from where they had been wounded to safety. In Hacksaw Ridge, he was the only one left in enemy territory, saving one wounded soldier after another. "Get one more for Jesus," he would tell himself, as he searched for one more soldier that needed saving. It was quite harrowing to watch him put himself in danger, dragging men with no legs, carrying them, then tying them so he could lower them down the ridge to friendly hands. He was able to save more than 75 men!
What a sign and wonder of God's saving grace Desmond Doss was and is! We do not realize it but we are in the midst of a battle too. Lord, may I be a sign of Your presence every day. May I have Desmond Doss' mindset and remember to get one more soul for You!