A Thought for Today May 15, 2018

A Thought for Today May 15, 2018

“Taking Jesus at His Word”
 
What do we do when Jesus does not work in our lives the way we feel he should?
 
Please read the following verses.
John 4:43-54
43 After the two days, he left for Galilee.
44 (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.)
45 When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, for they also had been there.
 
46 Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum.
47 When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.
 
48 “Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.”
49 The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”
50 Jesus replied, “You may go. Your son will live.”
The man took Jesus at his word and departed.
 
51 While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living.
52 When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.”
 
53 Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and all his household believed.
54 This was the second miraculous sign that Jesus performed, having come from Judea to Galilee.
 
This royal official wanted Jesus to come to his house and heal his sick son.
Instead, Jesus healed the boy from where he was.
 
I suppose the royal official could have stayed after Jesus, demanding He come to his house.
 
Instead, he took Jesus at His word, went home and found out on his way home that his son had been healed exactly when Jesus told him to go home, your son will live.
 
Do not be disappointed when the Lord God does not work exactly the way we feel He should.
 
Instead, be glad the Lord God is still working in His world.
 
Please understand, the way He works will bring about the results He wants and brings Him glory, praise, and honor.
 
I am so glad, that our Redeemer lives.
Come for us soon Lord Jesus, come for us soon.
Amen.

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