Jesus Heals a Royal Official’s Son

Bible Event – Jesus’ Life

Jesus returned to Cana in Galilee, the place where he performed his first miracle, changing water, held in six large stone jars, into wine.

Line of Officials in Uniform

A man of high royal status heard that Jesus was in Cana and went to meet Him.

The man begged Jesus to go to his home and heal his son who was seriously ill. Jesus listened to the man and then said, “Go home, your son will live.”

While the man was returning he was met by some of his servants. They joyously proclaimed to him that his son was healed. The Royal Officer asked when his son got better? They replied, yesterday at around 3 o’clock. Immediately, the man realised it was at that time Jesus told him, his son would live.

The Officer, together with his entire household, celebrated his son’s healing and accepted Jesus’ teachings. Together, they converted to Christianity. (John 4:43-46)

Thought

It is said that there is no more perfect a time in life than now!

So Lord Jesus, like the Royal Official, send me on my way. There is much for me to accomplish in your name and much to enjoy as I share your great news with others.

Reflection

Lord Jesus, help me to never give up. Keep my faith firm like the Royal Official. Replace all doubt in me with your love and the grace of your Holy Spirit.

Prayer: Love (Mechthild of Magdeburg)

Lord,
love me passionately,
love me often,
love me long.

The more passionately you love me,
the more beautiful I become.
The more often you love me,
the purer I become.
The longer you love me,
the more holy I become.