Though John never performed a miraculous sign, all that John said about this man was true.
Isn’t it strange? John didn’t perform any miracles. This is the man who prepared the people to receive Jesus. He preached to thousands, baptized thousands!
Yet…no miracles! Not even one.
But Jesus does many wonderful things and the people understand John’s testimony about Him was absolutely true - And in that place many believed in Jesus.
John’s life was the work of a student of Jesus. The crowning achievement of John’s life was when those who knew him and listened to him came to believe in Jesus too. Without miracles, John’s life was a complete success.
And which is greater? To perform a supernatural feat, the effects of which are locked in a moment of time? Or to point people to Jesus who can change their lives for time and eternity?
After all there is something greater than a miracle and that is the purpose for which a miracle is given. Jesus performed miracles so people would believe in Him. John did what was in his power to further the same end.
Here is the result that leads to a triumph superseding all miracles.
For trusting and following Jesus leads to a changed life and a changed destiny!
This is what John had in mind for himself and for others when He devoted his life to testifying about what Jesus could do.
No miracles for John, but without them he did very well what every student of Jesus desires to do.