After spending two days in Samaria, Jesus left for Galilee.
Jesus had said that a prophet is not honored in his own country.
But when Jesus arrived in Galilee, the people of Galilee welcomed him. They had seen everything he had done at the festival in Jerusalem, since they, too, had attended the festival.
Jesus returned to the city of Cana in Galilee, where he had changed water into wine. A government official was in Cana. His son was sick in Capernaum.
The official heard that Jesus had returned from Judea to Galilee. So he went to Jesus and asked him to go to Capernaum with him to heal his son who was about to die.
Jesus told the official, "If people don't see miracles and amazing things, they won't believe."
The official said to him, "Sir, come with me before my little boy dies."
Jesus told him, "Go home. Your son will live." The man believed what Jesus told him and left.
While the official was on his way to Capernaum, his servants met him and told him that his boy was alive.
The official asked them at what time his son got better. His servants told him, "The fever left him yesterday evening at seven o'clock."
Then the boy's father realized that it was the same time that Jesus had told him, "Your son will live." So the official and his entire family became believers.
This was the second miracle that Jesus performed after he had come back from Judea to Galilee.