At the end of the two days' stay, Jesus went on into Galilee.
He had previously said, "A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own country."
The Galileans welcomed him, for they had been in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration and had seen all his miraculous signs.
In the course of his journey through Galilee, he arrived at the town of Cana, where he had turned the water into wine. There was a government official in the city of Capernaum whose son was very sick.
When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea and was traveling in Galilee, he went over to Cana. He found Jesus and begged him to come to Capernaum with him to heal his son, who was about to die.
Jesus asked, "Must I do miraculous signs and wonders before you people will believe in me?"49
The official pleaded, "Lord, please come now before my little boy dies."
Then Jesus told him, "Go back home. Your son will live!" And the man believed Jesus' word and started home.
While he was on his way, some of his servants met him with the news that his son was alive and well.
He asked them when the boy had begun to feel better, and they replied, "Yesterday afternoon at one o'clock his fever suddenly disappeared!"
Then the father realized it was the same time that Jesus had told him, "Your son will live." And the officer and his entire household believed in Jesus.
This was Jesus' second miraculous sign in Galilee after coming from Judea.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)