Hi, God’s word for me today is in John 4:50-52 which says,
“50 “Go,” Jesus replied, “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, “Yesterday, at one in the afternoon, the fever left him.”
In this passage a man came up to Jesus and asked Him if He would heal the man’s son, Jesus said “Go, your son will live.” Then the man believed that his son was alive and started for home. On his way home a servant came to him and said that the man’s son was alive. The man (who was an official) asked his servant when the boy got well and the servant told him that it was one o-clock in the afternoon. Then the official realized that as soon as Jesus said the boy was well, the boy was well.
Isn’t that amazing, that when Jesus told the official that the boy would live that was when the boy got better. But Jesus did something that was even more amazing than any miracle. We were sinners with our sins and God’s wrath on us and we were doomed. Jesus was and is perfect and He was and is the son of God (and God Himself) but Jesus came down from heaven and lived a perfect life and then He died on a cross for our sins. Jesus came down from heaven because He loved us and He took all of our sins and all of God’s wrath on Him so that we could live. He died on a cross for our sins! Jesus actually loved us enough to die for us.
We should trust in Christ because He died for us. Jesus told the official that His son would live, but God’s son died for us so that we could live and so that we could become sons and daughters of God. But Jesus rose from the grave on the third day and then (after He appeared to thousands of people) He ascended into heaven to mediate on our behalf and to prepare a place for us. We should trust in Jesus so that we can live, so that we may be able to be sons and daughters of God. We should believe in Jesus.
We should believe in Jesus and we should be like the servant that brought the good news to the official. We should be servants of the Lord and we should bring good news to unbelievers, we should bring them the good news of the Gospel. We should also be like the official. We should trust in what Jesus says and believe Him, the official believed in Jesus and He knew that when Jesus said something that was when it came true. We should be like those to people, we should share the good news of the Gospel with unbelievers and we should believe in what Jesus says.
Thank You Jesus for coming down from heaven and dying for our sins. Thank You Jesus for dying for us so that we could live. Thank You Jesus for rising again on the third day and then ascending into heaven to prepare a place for us and to mediate on our behalf. Thank you Jesus for dying for us so that we can be sons and daughters of God. Thank You Jesus for everything that You have done for us. Thank You Jesus for being our sacrifice so that we could live.
Are you trusting in Jesus?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.