Body and Blood of Christ

Healing of the Royal Official's Son

John 4: 43-54


When the two days were over, he went from that place to Galilee (for Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in the prophet's own country). When he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, since they had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the festival; for they too had gone to the festival. Then he came again to Cana in Galilee where he had changed the water into wine. Now there was a royal official whose son lay ill in Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Then Jesus said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe." The official said to him, "Sir, come down before my little boy dies." Jesus said to him, "Go; your son will live." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started on his way. As he was going down, his slaves met him and told him that his child was alive. So he asked them the hour when he began to recover, and they said to him, "Yesterday at one in the afternoon the fever left him." The father realized that this was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live." So he himself believed, along with his whole household. Now this was the second sign that Jesus did after coming from Judea to Galilee.

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OOn his way from Samaria into Galilee Jesus stopped at Cana where an anxious official of the court of Herod Antipas came and begged him to come to Capernaum and cure his son. “Sir, come down before my son dies.” Jesus sent him back to Capernaum with the assurance that his son would live. The next day he met his servants coming to meet him with the good news that his son was alive. He and his family became disciples. Jesus power of healing did not depend on his physical presence.




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