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.