Striking the Rock
Exodus 17:1–7; Numbers 20:1–13
Throughout the Bible, God is made manifest in signs and wonders, and one of the central ways in which the divine nature of Jesus is displayed in the New Testament is in his miracles. Such signs have often been read as reminders that the created world is itself a miracle—sustained in being, with all its processes and laws, by the grace of God. Miracles are also proclamations that the world is being transformed in ways that exceed our more narrow expectations. And they are indications of the identity of the divinity whose power is at work in these transformations.