A Nobleman’s Son Healed
46 So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain [a]nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48 Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.”
49 The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!”
50 Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. 51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!”
52 Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” 53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.
54 This again is the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.
Thoughts and lessons from this passage:
This passage tells me that Jesus not only listens to the lowly and the sinner but also the nobles and he hears their cries too. This miracle can also happen to me/you if we come to Jesus and believed no matter what kind of situation we are in. The nobleman heard about Jesus and he came to him to ask for help.
It amazes me that the nobleman not only believed that Jesus could heal by laying on hands, but also by just saying the word. It tells me how powerful Jesus’ words are. And if we truly believed that Jesus’ Word is powerful, we should come to him daily for our spiritual food. Not just listen to what others talk about Jesus, but desire to know what Jesus would say to us personally and what he can do to and for us.
In addition, I/ you must not just believe that Jesus can take care of our problems, but we need to act on it if we can. It implies that if we pray about a need or a problem, live as though we believe Jesus can do what he says. It happened to me lately because of my sleeping problem. I prayed many times for Jesus to heal me, but to no avail, until I began thanking Jesus that he already did. Then I began sleeping again.
The nobleman’s son was healed by Jesus’ word although he was many miles away. It means that Jesus is not limited by distance or even time. Christ has mastery over space. So, I/you can pray for our loved ones who are far away from us and can believe that Jesus can touch them too.
The nobleman here is a good example of how I/you should be. First, he believed enough to ask Jesus to heal his son. Second, he believed in Jesus’ assurance that his son would live, and he acted on it. Third, he and his whole house believed in Jesus. It shows that faith is a gift that grows as we use it.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, I thank You that asking something from you is never a waste of time. In fact, it is the most crucial and important time in our lives not because you can heal us, but You are the way, the truth, and the life. You are the light in the darkness. And You had shown Your undying love to us by giving us your very dear life. With that, we could have a life in abundance and will have the privilege of being in the presence of God now and for eternity.
I pray that we will have a faith that not only believed but act on Your Word. A faith that grows and bears fruit. Praised be Thy Holy Name. Amen