John 4:46-54 (NLT)
46 As he traveled through Galilee, he came to Cana, where he had turned the water into wine. There was a government official in nearby Capernaum whose son was very sick. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged Jesus to come to Capernaum to heal his son, who was about to die. 48 Jesus asked, “Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?” 49 The official pleaded, “Lord, please come now before my little boy dies.” 50 Then Jesus told him, “Go back home. Your son will live!” And the man believed what Jesus said and started home. 51 While the man was on his way, some of his servants met him with the news that his son was alive and well. 52 He asked them when the boy had begun to get better, and they replied, “Yesterday afternoon at one o’clock his fever suddenly disappeared!” 53 Then the father realized that that was the very time Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” And he and his entire household believed in Jesus. 54 This was the second miraculous sign Jesus did in Galilee after coming from Judea.

In these verses we find Jesus being asked to heal the son of an official, someone probably of great importance and wealth. This story is only recorded here in John, but it referred to in Matthew as it says Jesus healed the sick. The boy was dying and more than likely this man of great wealth had tried everything. And now he was asking Jesus to come and heal his son.

It does not matter who you are in this world there is no one who can escape the infirmities of this world. Sickness and death abound and everyone in this world is subject to it. The official above saw Jesus as his last hope. But he lacked the full understanding and faith in Jesus; for he asked Jesus to go with him to heal his son. This man came as a beggar looking for help, willing to take whatever help was given, but he did not realize the full power and authority of Christ. So Christ gently rebuked the official by asking if he needed to see miraculous signs and wonders. Again the man pleaded with Jesus to come to his home. But Jesus told him to go back home and he would find his son alive and well. The man believed and in faith he started walking towards home. Even though Christ rebuked this man who was as a beggar before him, Christ showed tenderness, compassion and love. The man’s faith first had to be healed and then Christ healed the son. And the healing extended even to the man’s family as his entire household became to believe in Jesus. We need to remember Christ has all authority. Ephesians 1:21 says,
“Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come.” Never forget what Christ can do. Always humble yourself before Him and ask in faith for what you need.