Day 21

Read John 4:43-54.

Devotion by: Donna Krueger
Nobleman’s Son

There was a government official in nearby Capernaum whose son was very sick. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged Jesus to come to Capernaum to heal his son, who was about to die. Jesus asked, “Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?” John 4:46-48

Jesus wasn’t just addressing this particular individual whose son was sick. He was saying, “Will you people never believe in Me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?” The same could be asked of us today.

We often ask for signs and miracles. But, can we step out in faith and trust without these signs and miracles? Can we believe if we don’t get that job, we don’t get that healing, if we don’t get a sign telling us which decision is the best?

Do we recognize the signs and miracles all around us? Consider the enormous complexity of the human body and the fact that we exist at all. Spend a few minutes in nature and realize that it screams of the existence of a Creator. Do we take the signs and miracles that we have been given and step out in faith without the need for proof? I’ve always thought it takes a greater leap of faith to believe that everything came into orderly existence by chance via gradual mutations over a great period of time rather than accepting the idea that there is a Creator who lovingly designed this physical existence.

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1

Jessica Spivey