Pleading for a Miracle – John 4:30-54

The son of one of Herod’s royal officials was close to death. The official traveled 18 miles up to Cana in the hope of successfully pleading with Jesus to return with him to Capernaum to heal his son….


His father was desperate. The boy’s life depended upon Jesus to act.

Jesus, however, simply said, “Go, your son will live.”

The man knew Jesus had changed water into wine at the wedding in Cana, now he depended on Jesus to change illness into health. At the wedding, Jesus instructed the servants, “Fill the water pots…Draw it out…” Jesus spoke—water became wine.

Here, the man entrusted his son’s life to the words, “Your son will live.” On the way home, his faith was rewarded with the good news that, at the exact time Jesus had spoken to him, the boy was healed. In desperation, he had sought out Christ in the hope of a miracle for his son, but he and his family’s faith in Christ, resulted in eternal life for them all.


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Dr. Rob Oberto is the award winning author of “Intimacy With God: One Man’s Journey” available from Amazon.

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