Bible Passage: John 4:43-54
We are considering Jesus’ encounter with a desperate father. Though the father could not see it in advance, the tragedy that struck his home would be used by GOD to save his entire family. Whether we understand or like it, the fact is that GOD often uses troublesome circumstances to bring us to Him and to develop our faith. Such is the case in this story. More importantly, in this account, we are given additional evidence that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living GOD, and are reminded that Jesus is a compassionate Savior to whom we can cry out in the face of suffering or difficult circumstances. Through these opening 4 chapters of John’s gospel, John shows us that Jesus is Lord of all; He is Lord in the times of celebration, as in the wedding at Cana, and He is Lord in the times of crisis.