Jesus demonstrated the presence and power of God by performing miracles. He turned water into wine, healed the sick, calmed the storm, opened blind eyes, and raised the dead. While these beloved stories draw our attention to divine power, they also have something else in common: human desperation. Every time we see Jesus performing a miracle, we also get a glimpse into the gift of desperation, a gift that opens us to the dramatic power of God through our desperate need for him.
In this video Jessica explains why desperation is actually a gift—because it points us to Jesus. Desperation reminds us that we can’t do it on our own, that we desperately need God’s presence and power in our lives—not only on our worst days, but on our best ones too. She encourages us to see our weakness not as something that hinders us but as a gift that enables us to know Jesus more intimately, so that we may develop eyes that can see God at work in powerful ways.
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