Word about Jesus preceded him to Galilee. The Galileans welcomed Jesus, in large part, because they had seen what he had done in Jerusalem. When Jesus went to Cana in Galilee, he was met by a royal official whose son was sick. While we don’t know for sure, the royal official may have been a Roman or someone in a position of authority. He asks for Jesus’ help and Jesus replies, “Your son will live.” What makes this story so incredible is the response of the official – he took Jesus at his word. As we will see throughout the Gospel of John, our task as apprentices of Jesus is to “take him at his word” and to believe what he believed.
Passage: John 4:43-54