John Day 7: Taking Jesus at His Word


Gospel of John Reading Plan
Day 7 Reading:
John 4:43-54

Bringing the Word to Life
Pray for all who are seriously ill and for those who love them, that they would both experience Christ’s healing power.

Pastor Lisa’s Journal
Scripture
Jesus replied, “You may go. Your son will live.” The man took Jesus at his word and departed. – John 4:50 (NIV)

Observation
Jesus is back in Galilee. He is approached by a royal official whose son is dying. Jesus heals the boy from a distance.

Application
The official did not demand Jesus go with him to see his dying son. He had faith and trust in what Jesus said. He took Jesus at his word.

Prayer
Gracious God, thank you for this example of simple faith. Grow the same in me. Forgive me when I over think and over complicate your promises. Your words are true and full of life. Help me to trust and believe you are always working for my good and for the good of the whole world. Help me to act on this belief with clarity, conviction., and peace. In Jesus’ name I pray and hope. Amen.

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