Thursday, January 5, 2017

just because He said so

John 4

43 At the end of the two days, Jesus went on to Galilee.

44 He himself had said that a prophet is not honored in his own hometown.

45 Yet the Galileans welcomed him,

for they had been in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration and had seen everything he did there.

46 As he traveled through Galilee, he came to Cana, where he had turned the water into wine.

There was a government official in nearby Capernaum whose son was very sick.

47 When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged Jesus to come to Capernaum to heal his son, who was about to die.

48 Jesus asked, "Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?"

  49 The official pleaded, "Lord, please come now before my little boy dies."

  50 Then Jesus told him, "Go back home. Your son will live!"

And the man believed what Jesus said and started home.

  51 While the man was on his way, some of his servants met him with the news that his son was alive and well.

52 He asked them when the boy had begun to get better, and they replied,

"Yesterday afternoon at one o'clock his fever suddenly disappeared!"

53 Then the father realized that that was the very time Jesus had told him, "Your son will live."

And he and his entire household believed in Jesus.

54 This was the second miraculous sign Jesus did in Galilee after coming from Judea.

If we had been the government official, would we have had the faith he had to go back home without Jesus & believe Jesus when Jesus said the man's son would live?

I don't know if I would have.

I do know that many times miracles don't happen when we standing there talking to Jesus.

Sometimes we have to “just believe”,

...and then, the miracle happens.

I've seen that happen in other people's lives & situations, as well as experienced it myself, more than once.

Sometimes it seems God wants us to believe & trust Him with & about something, just because He said so.

I have SO MANY THINGS in my life that God wants me to believe & trust Him with & about.

So many things...

And you probably do to...

Maybe we should hold on to the account of this incident when our faith & trust run more than a little thin?

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