Noblemans Son at Capernaum - Miracles of Jesus

Your Son Lives!

A miracle is a phenomenal or supernatural event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers, and more often than not cannot be explained by the laws of nature. God never operates contrary to His Word or to the laws of nature which He has established, but He has the prerogative to supersede them. Instantaneous healings always constitute a miracle.

John 4:46-54 records a healing miracle, or sign as it is referred to, which is the second sign of eight revealed in the Gospel of John. These signs authenticated Jesus and His mission as the Christ of God. “So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.

The comment of Jesus here seems to be a rebuke. “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.” One can almost hear the disappointment in His voice. The NIV puts it in the form of a question. “Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?” The nobleman had only one thing on his mind and pleaded with Jesus. “Sir, come down before my child dies!” Jesus was not without compassion, but demonstrated His power in a remarkable way. He knew He didn’t need to be personally present to see or touch the child, and simply said to the man, “Go your way; your son lives.” The man literally believed the words of Jesus Christ, and started out on a lengthy journey to return to his home. The next day, while he was traveling homeward, his servants intercepted him, and told him, “Your son lives!” When he asked what time it was when his son got better, they answered, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” The father knew that it was at the exact time Jesus spoke the words to him, “Your son lives.” He then believed in Jesus, that He was the Christ, and his entire family and household also believed. The Gospel of John here points out, “This again is the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.

Jesus came to bring life, not just mere existence but life “more abundantly,” as John 10:10 teaches, a rich and satisfying, vibrant and victorious life with God. Of the eight signs in John, seven, the Biblical number for spiritual perfection, Jesus did before His crucifixion and one more after He rose from the dead, making a total of eight, the Biblical number for resurrection and regeneration. This in no way contradicts all of His mighty works that are recorded in the other Gospels. John 20:30 and 31 clearly states: “And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

Written by: Pete Miller