Devotion for Monday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent

After the two days He went forth from there into Galilee. For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things that He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves also went to the feast.
Therefore He came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a royal official whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and was imploring Him to come down and heal his son; for he was at the point of death. So Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe.” The royal official said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” Jesus said to him, “Go; your son lives.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started off. As he was now going down, his slaves met him, saying that his son was living. So he inquired of them the hour when he began to get better. Then they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives”; and he himself believed and his whole household. This is again a second sign that Jesus performed when He had come out of Judea into Galilee. ~ John 4:43-54

Jesus told the royal official that his son would live, and the official took Him at His word. He didn’t ask for proof or even any additional assurance. Jesus had said it—so it was so. And, of course, his faith was well-placed. We can always count on what Jesus says, what God says. We tend to question, doubt, wonder, when the correct response is to believe.

Lord God, help me to believe without doubts and questions. If You or Your Word says something, it is true. I can believe without doubt because I know it is true. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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