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The Nobleman’s Son

10 Feb
Jesus Christ in Capernaum (study)

Jesus Christ in Capernaum (study) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jesus went back to where? To Cana? Isn’t that where he turned that water into wine?

Oh no, I’m feeling tipsy already. Can’t Jesus just make some fish juice for me?

Yes, I’ll listen. As soon as you start telling the story.

***

There was a nobleman whose son lay sick and near death in Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had returned to Galilee from Judea he went and begged Jesus to come and heal his son.

***

Did that nobleman bring a fancy car for Jesus to ride in? Or maybe an airplane?

Oh yeah, I remember you told me they didn’t have cars then. You mean they didn’t have airplanes either?

Yes, I’ll listen.

***

Jesus said to the man, “Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders you will never believe.”

The nobleman asked Jesus to come before his son died.

***

How long would it take Jesus to walk there?

It was about twenty miles? That’s a long ways. I sure hope that man’s son hangs on. They really should have had an airplane.

I am listening.

***

Jesus told the man that he could go and his son would live. The man took Jesus at his word and left.

***

That man was pretty trusting. How could Jesus know what would happen twenty miles away?

I’ll listen. Just keep telling the story.

***

While the man was still on his way home his servants met him and told him his son was living. When the nobleman asked what time his son got better he learned that it was at the same time that Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So the nobleman and his entire household believed in Jesus.

***

So if Jesus is performing miracles for all these people do you think he will do one for me? I’m still waiting for some fish.

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Posted by on February 10, 2013 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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17 responses to “The Nobleman’s Son

  1. marina kanavaki

    February 10, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    You can have anything you wish for, Bongo!!!! :-)

     
    • Bongo

      February 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      Marina, I’m sitting next to my bowl waiting for the fish to drop into it. I know it will be here any time.

       
  2. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    February 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I’m sure you’ll get some fish Bongo :)

     
    • Bongo

      February 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      Susan, I’m sure hoping. I know it will be here any time now.

       
  3. colliesofthemeadow

    February 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Bongo, if we wish for world domination all the fish in the world will belong to us…. *evil grin*
    -Ginger

     
    • Bongo

      February 10, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Ginger, world domination it is then. Let’s get at it!

       
  4. eripanwkevin

    February 10, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Very beautiful story, Bongo! We almost cried when we were reading the part that the servant told the nobleman that his son was living….always wonderful to know about Jesus’s miracles!
    I’m sure he’ll bring some miracles for you someday! :)

     
    • Bongo

      February 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      Kevin, it is amazing that Jesus didn’t even have to be there to heal that boy. My person says Jesus still does miracles like that today. I’m still waiting for my fish though.

       
  5. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    February 11, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Hey Bongo,

    Did you get your fish? It sure would be a miracle if I got any fish around here – doh!

    Big wags,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

     
    • Bongo

      February 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      Snoopy, I’m still waiting for a fish miracle here too. My person even had tuna fish for lunch and all I got were a few chips that she accidentally dropped.

       
  6. Sheryl Wright Stinchcum

    February 11, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Bongo, the fact that you have your own blog is a miracle in itself. Your unique insights can win souls to Christ and encourage believers. I bet that person on your staff would buy you some fish or fish juice if you approached them about it. Tip: Always be tactful. Say something like, “If I had some fish, I would be so happy that I would not try to sneak through the fence into my neighbor’s yard.” (I know this sounds manipulative–and it is; so I’m not recommending it for humans, just canines.)

    I didn’t realize that dogs liked fish, Bongo My cats love tuna, but they don’t have a blog, and they’re not interested in blogging. All they want to do is eat, sleep, and snuggle up to me. I would feel flattered that they like to snuggle with me, except I think it’s more about ownership than love. Each of them regards me as his or her servant and they fight over who sits next to me–just to prove a point. (I don’t know about dogs, but cats have a hierarchy.)

    Maybe I can bribe one of them with a dish of tuna to respond to your blog in the near future. Blessing to you, my favorite cyber pup.

     
    • Bongo

      February 11, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      Sheryl, I just have one cat living with me and he gets to sit on the couch next to my person and I’m not allowed. He even gets all the tuna juice when my person opens a new can. And he steals my blog sometimes too. His name is Scratchy. He’d probably like hearing from your cats but he doesn’t have his own blog or Facebook page. I guess that’s why he steals mine. By the way, I eat anything – except olives.

       
      • Sheryl Wright Stinchcum

        February 12, 2013 at 9:20 am

        Bongo, olives are great, although I realize that you are primarily a carnivore. I’m sure that my cats and Scratchy would like to compare notes on how to vex humans and dogs.

        My cat “Brack,” who is totally blind, is sitting beside me now after driving “Abigail” (my calico) off the couch. Despite his blindness, he has good hearing and a great sense of smell because he always knows when the other cats are around.

        In fact, he has learned to spook them by simply starring at them. They think that he is really brave by starring them down. They do not know that he is blind. Brack and Pickles (my youngest and biggest cat) sleep on our bed but not at the same time.

        I wish that Brack would tell you how to keep Scratchy off the couch next to your person and how to keep him from stealing your blog, but he is napping as usual. Will let you know if he or one of the other cats opens up about your dilemma.

        Thank you for putting a smile on my face. I’d much rather talk to you than many a human. Hugs

         
      • Bongo

        February 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm

        Sheryl, maybe I could borrow Brack for a little while when he wakes up.

         
      • Sheryl Wright Stinchcum

        February 13, 2013 at 11:32 pm

        Yes, indeed. When I get a chance I will put him on the computer and let him talk to you, although Abigail seems more interested in the computer than Brack. She even insures that I make typos when she walks across the keyboard or lies on top of it.

        I will make sure that one of my cats responds. Cats see things differently than dogs. It would be interesting to compare notes.

        Maybe my cats would be interested in one of your Sunday school lessons, especially the one where Peter and the other disciples throw their nets over the boat (as instructed by Christ) and haul in a boat load of fish. Blessings my furry friend.

         
  7. angelswhisper2011

    February 19, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Bongo, I get fish every evening, do you think it’s a miracle too?

     
    • Bongo

      February 19, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      Little Binky, that’s got to be a miracle. I hardly ever get fish.

       

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