The Galileans received Him well, having seen all that He had done.
John 4: 43 – 54
When Jesus first went back to Galilee, the people found it hard to listen to His teaching. Being pre-occupied with His lineage and occupation, “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son” (Matthew 13:55).
Now after seeing all He had done in other towns, they were quite glad to welcome Jesus back to Galilee so he can perform these same miracles for them. ‘So you will not believe unless you see signs and portents!’
I sometimes feel guilty to turn to God in times of need, wondering if I had truly been faithful during the good times. Do I deserve to turn to Him now?
I pray that Jesus always looks with favour on me during my times of need, as He still cured the court official’s son. I pray also that these serve as reminders during the good times to praise and thank Him always.