John chapter 20 ends with John telling us why he recorded the miracles in his writing.
Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Jesus performed miracles so those around him would come to believe in Jesus. John recorded the resurrection of Jesus, the feeding of thousands with a few fish and a few loaves of bread, Jesus walking on water in the midst of a storm, Jesus changing water into wine, the healings etc.
What also grabs my attention is how Jesus interacted with those others would not. How Jesus showed his character by how he treated people.
People like the Samaritan woman at the well who had been married several times and was living with a man who was not her husband. I wrote about that in A Troubled Woman Meets Her Savior.
People like the woman caught in adultery. I wrote about that in A Woman In Danger Meets Her Savior.
People who lacked understanding even though they were leaders like Nicodemus who I wrote about in A Conversation In Secret Reveals Why Jesus Came.
As I read through John and also the other three gospels, how Jesus interacted with people grabs my attention. The reason is those interactions show me what God is like. As John wrote in John chapter 1:17 says
No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.
Jesus came to make God known to us. Not a mere intellectual exercise of knowledge, Jesus made God known to us in a relational way so we can have a relationship with God.
The miracles are recorded so we may have faith in Jesus. The interactions are added so along with the miracles we can know what God is like..
Thank you for reading. God Bless.