John Ch 4 V 43-54

43After the two days he left for Galilee. 44(Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.) 45When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, for they also had been there.

46Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. 47When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.

48“Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.”

49The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”

50Jesus replied, “You may go. Your son will live.”
The man took Jesus at his word and departed. 51While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. 52When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.”

53Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and all his household believed.

54This was the second miraculous sign that Jesus performed, having come from Judea to Galilee.

Jesus did not go near His birthplace because many people there saw Him as a carpenter’s son, so they disliked Him. Same with us, when someone knows us very well, it would be harder to change their opinion of us in a short time.

God tells us that unless we saw miracles with our own eyes, we would never believe in Jesus. This is true for all of us, why would we accept Jesus without experiencing His love beforehand? We were all non-believers once, what has gotten us to believe in a person we can’t see? It is because of what Jesus has done in our lives, and also as you know more and more about Him, your eyes will be open and you will begin to see just how much Jesus loves you, through the many blessings He puts into your lives. After we have accepted Jesus though, from then on, I pray that we do not only believe because we have seen miraculous signs, but because we have experienced God’s love, and want to glorify Him through the rest of our lives here on earth. If we truly believe in our prayers that God will answer, God will deliver. There is nothing too big or too small for Him to handle. Don’t forget, He is our creator, He knows what is best for us.

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