Jesus must have felt a little frustrated. He said, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.” I began to think about this. If I lived at the same time as Jesus, and I had witnessed lame people walk, the deaf hear, and the blind see how many more miracles would I want to see before believing in Jesus?
Over the years I have taken my children to the emergency room. I have taken Boy Scouts to the ER. I have taken students from playgrounds to the ER. In all situations I find myself tied up in knots, praying for the child, and trying to remain calm. Jesus, we need a miracle here! And the ER staff was nothing short of a miracle as they dealt with the emergency offering healing and calmness. I came out of each situation saying I do not want to go through that again but knowing I was changed. I would pray with the child to help them calm down. And God’s grace did the rest.
This was a government official that approached Jesus today. I doubt he had seen the miracles Jesus has done. But he had been told. The miracle is the faith of the official. Jesus said your son is healed. And he believed! Incredible! No special prayers. No coming to his house to lay hands the child. Just a simple he will be healed.
Oh, that we all could believe like that!
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen