By Arla, Jul 15 2019 01:00AM
Jesus can't turn away from anyone who clings to him in need. He sees the officer's horror in confronting himself, and with tenderness says, "Go home. Your son lives."
Relief floods the father with a peace and joy he has never felt. He could have ridden hard and reached home that night, but so great is his confidence in Jesus now, that he spends the night along the way and goes home the next morning.
At home, those with the child saw a sudden turn in his condition. At the hottest part of the day, the fever left, and he began sleeping peacefully. The family sent messengers to meet the father the next morning, knowing his anxiety when he left.
But everything has changed for the gentleman. The sunshine and birdsongs that seemed cruel the day before, now share God's praise. When the messengers meet him, they tell him excitedly, "Your boy lives! He is going to be ok!"
"When did he get better?" asks the father, already knowing.
"Yesterday after mid-day the fever left."
The father remembers and smiles.
Sometimes Jesus delays answers until we see our true motives.
God longs to give us His best gifts, but he wants us to believe He hears us because He loves us. Every prayer of faith enters the Father's heart, and He will answer our requests in the best way at the right time.
So relax and believe He has heard you. Know you are loved, and will have His best answer bringing no regret.