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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, March 3


John 4: 46-54


verses 48-50: “Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.” The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” Jesus replied, “You may go. Your son will live.” The man took Jesus at his word and departed.

Jesus rebukes the people for needing “signs and wonders“ to believe, but he does heal the royal official’s son. The official shows strong faith, as he both approaches Jesus while his son lay dying, and believes Jesus, ”takes him at his word”, and goes back to his son.

This passage gets me thinking about prayer. When we ask God for something in our prayers, we need to accept his response. Like the royal official, once we ask, we must take God at his word, know we have been heard, and move on. Jesus chose to heal the official’s son. There were many reasons for this choice, no doubt. We won’t know them. But the official needed to ask Jesus for the healing. It probably wouldn’t have happened if the boy’s father hadn’t asked. We can’t know.

Holy Father, hear my prayer. I want to grow closer to you; I need to be closer to you. I want to learn how to pray, and I don’t want to be afraid to ask for healing. Help me to grow, Lord. Amen


Becky, transforming



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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
03 mar 2021

John 4:46-54 A high official had walked over 20 miles to come and ask Jesus to cure his son who is dying. The request that the official made of Jesus was simple and direct. (I need to be as clear when expressing my desire in prayer.) Jesus’ first reaction is negative. He complains of people just looking for miracles, signs and wonders before they believe. The man ignores Jesus’ remarks and repeats his request for Jesus to come and heal his son before he dies. Amazing is the level of faith this man had in Jesus. Again Jesus recognizes this faith ( just as he did with the centurion ) and so the healing took place. Jesus tells him, y…

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David
David
03 mar 2021

John 4:46-54


Jesus healed a boy who was over a day’s journey away from Cana. Last evening we talked about why Jesus healed people. I thought that he could stand outside of the town and heal anyone who needed it, without them coming to him, if healing was the goal. This proves what we thought, that Jesus used his healing power to make believers of those who witnessed the miracle. 48 says: Unless you people see signs and wonders you will never believe.


Dear Lord, your healing power knows no boundaries. I need to see the healing that you cause today and build my faith on that. Amen.

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Tom
Tom
03 mar 2021

John 4:45a - “Then he came again to Cana in Galilee where he had changed the water into wine.”


We have seen a broad spectrum of how Jesus used healing in His ministry and discussed some that last evening. There were those who came to Jesus in faith. There were those who could not ask, but whose friends or family brought them, by faith, for healing. Then there are those, like this royal officer who come to Jesus because of His reputation. The officer had no doubt heard the account of the wedding and this seems to be the basis for his request. Something happened during his exchange with Jesus that made him truly believe Jesus could heal his son,…


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Barbara
Barbara
03 mar 2021

John 4: 46-54


49 The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” 50 “Go,” Jesus replied, “your son will live.”


I find that this is the way faith is supposed to work. We have a problem. We bring the problem to Jesus. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Jesus will heal our soul if only we ask. Jesus performed all these miracles to show his love for mankind. We all have a choice to follow Jesus and believe in him.


Dearest Lord thank you for you for your healing power. You give it freely and I thank you for that. All I need to do is follow you and keep your commandments. I love you.…


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