The miracles of Jesus are not exhausted by this gospel rather the miracles (signs) recorded are presented to us that we might believe Jesus is the Christ and through believing have life in his name.
Reads like a wrap up don’t it? But we have another chapter to go.
This passage is my justification for my way of reading scripture in general and miracle stories in particular. The meaning of the miracles are not that they happened but what they say about who Jesus is/was. They are signs of Christ’s messiahship and consequently mediums for communicating new life to us.
I’ll gently side step the question as to whether this is true to my experience.