Matthew 8 contains a series of healings and miracles. This series of miracles shows us a common thread in Matthew. Matthew has a knack for intertwining the miracles of Jesus with the message of Jesus. Following the Sermon on the Mount (a heavy dose of the message of Jesus), we are given a dose of the miracles of Jesus. The miracles validate the message.
People sometimes ask today, “Why do we not see the kinds of miracles that we see in the New Testament?” To me, the answer is clear. The resurrection of Jesus has validated the message. If people will not believe in the message of Jesus with the resurrection, there is not another miracle that will cause them to believe.
Devotional by Steve Horn. Scripture links by www.biblegateway.com.