The royal official said, "Sir, come down before my child dies." Jesus replied, "You may go. Your son will live."

Upon returning to Galilee, Jesus is approached by a desperate father whose son is near death. He’s heard about the miracles and traveled to find Jesus. He begs Him to come and heal his son.

Jesus simply tells him to go home because his son is healed.

Imagine the relief and amazement when the man returning home is met by his servants with the good news. His son is well.

Curious, the father inquires at what time the boy recovered. The servants inform him it was about one in the afternoon.

Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live."

This joyful father learned what every student of Jesus comes to understand. Whatever He says is completely reliable. You can take His word for it.

So he and all his household believed.

This believer had a very dramatic story to tell about the reliability of the Teacher. And though less striking, every student of Jesus has similar testimony from their own experience.

One day in heaven we may hear this father repeat the scenario he no doubt recounted many times to his friends and neighbors. And we may share our stories with him.

For students of Jesus know, when the Teacher speaks you can rely on it!


  1. Great site... keep up the great work!

    Diamond Gem

  2. The man learned a lesson we all should know by now. Jesus IS reliable.

    Yet - he also learned something else. He wanted his son to get better and live. Nothing wrong with a request like that - few parents would want anything different.

    But the man requests Jesus to come and see his son. Jesus says he can go - and he believes him. Then later he understands his son got better at the very hour Jesus said he would.

    How often do we want something, and request it from God, with specific details? Do we in ways "put God in a box"? Does it matter how God grants our requests, or that He grants them?

    Maybe our prayers should simply be of asking for what we want or need, without specifics listed, yet with faith that God will bless his children as He said he would.