Today's Devotional Insight...
Go Thy Way: When Jesus Healed a Nobleman’s Son
When our Lord walked this earth, people must have asked Him many times if He would heal this person or that person—or himself or herself. Gracious as He was, He never turned away anyone. Whether the person was very poor, such as the woman who had spent everything she had but never was cured, a foreigner such as the Syro-Phoenician woman or someone of high rank such as a Roman centurion, He answered their prayers and requests.
In the text, John said Jesus had come from Judea and already had passed through Samaria and now was in Cana of Galilee. He had performed His first miracle there, changing water into wine (John 2). Now, He’s there again and will encounter someone who has a need that only Jesus is able to fulfill.
The text is from John 4, beginning with verse 46:
So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where He made the water wine. There was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went to Him, and asked Him to come and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe. The nobleman said, “Sir, come down, or my child will die. Jesus said to him, “Go thy way; you son lives.” The man believed the word Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. As he was going down, his servants met him, and said, “Your son’s alive!” Then asked at what hour his son became well, and they said, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” So the father knew it was the same hour as when Jesus said, “Your son lives.” So, he believed, as did his whole house. This is the second miracle Jesus did when He had come out of Judaea into Galilee.
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