What Jesus Did! 'Faith Confirmed' — John 4:51-54

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On the way home the man's servants came and met him. They told him, "Your son is well." The man asked, "What time did my son begin to get well?" The servants answered, "It was about one o'clock yesterday when the fever left him." The father knew that one o'clock was the same time that Jesus had said, "Your son will live." So the man and all the people in his home believed in Jesus. That was the second miracle that Jesus did after coming from Judea to Galilee.
— John 4:51-54
Illustration of John 4:51-54 — "Your son will live."

Key Thought

Sometimes we get the special grace of having our faith confirmed through obvious answers to our requests. These blessed moments not only enrich us, but they also give us something to share with our family and our friends. This inspires and strengthens the faith of those who know the story. Who have you shared the story of God's work in your life? Who in your circle of family and friends needs to know your story?

Today's Prayer

Thank you, dear Father, for the many ways you have confirmed my faith in you. While I have gone through seasons of doubt and struggle, you have also blessed me with obvious answers to my prayers and your leading in my life has been clear. Bless me as I try to share this story with those who are closest to me. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Today's Verses in Context

When Jesus arrived in Galilee, the people there welcomed him. These people had seen all the things Jesus did at the {Passover } festival in Jerusalem. These people had been at the festival too. Jesus went to visit Cana in Galilee again. Cana is where Jesus had changed the water into wine. One of the king's important officials lived in the city of Capernaum. This man's son was sick. The man heard that Jesus had come from Judea and was now in Galilee. So the man went to Jesus {in Cana}. He begged Jesus to come to Capernaum and heal his son. His son was almost dead. Jesus said to him, "You people must see miracles and wonderful works before you will believe in me." The king's official said, "Sir, come {to my house} before my little son dies." Jesus answered, "Go. Your son will live." The man believed what Jesus told him and went home. On the way home the man's servants came and met him. They told him, "Your son is well." The man asked, "What time did my son begin to get well?" The servants answered, "It was about one o'clock yesterday when the fever left him." The father knew that one o'clock was the same time that Jesus had said, "Your son will live." So the man and all the people in his home believed in Jesus. That was the second miracle that Jesus did after coming from Judea to Galilee.

John 4:45-54

Related Scripture Readings

But you should keep the Lord Christ holy in your hearts. Always be ready to answer every person who asks you to explain about the hope you have. But answer those people in a gentle way with respect. Always be able to feel that you are doing right. When you do that, the people who say bad things about you will be made ashamed. They say these bad things about the good way you live in Christ. They will be made ashamed for the bad things they said about you.

1 Peter 3:15-16

Jesus was preparing to leave in the boat. The man that was freed from the demons begged to go with Jesus. But Jesus did not allow the man to go. Jesus said, "Go home to your family and friends. Tell them about all the things the Lord did for you. Tell them that the Lord was good to you." So the man left and told the people in the Ten Towns about the great things Jesus did for him. All the people were amazed.

Mark 5:18-20

The jailer told someone to bring a light. Then he ran inside. He was shaking. He fell down in front of Paul and Silas. Then he brought them outside and said, "Men, what must I do to be saved?" They said to him, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved—you and all these people from your house." So Paul and Silas told the message of the Lord to the jailer and all the people that lived in his house. It was late at night, but the jailer took Paul and Silas and washed their wounds. Then the jailer and all his people were baptized. After this the jailer took Paul and Silas home and gave them some food. All the people were very happy because they now believed in God.

Acts 16:29-34

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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