4th Week of Lent : Monday, 23rd March 2020

Daily Word Of God

John 4:45-53

On Jesus’ arrival, the Galileans received him well, having seen all that he had done at Jerusalem during the festival which they too had attended. He went again to Cana in Galilee, where he had changed the water into wine. And there was a royal official whose son was ill at Capernaum; hearing that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judaea, he went and asked him to come and cure his son, as he was at the point of death.

Jesus said to him, ‘Unless you see signs and portents you will not believe!’ ‘Sir,’ answered the official, ‘come down before my child dies.’ ‘Go home,’ said Jesus, ‘your son will live.’ The man believed what Jesus had said and went on his way home; and while he was still on the way his servants met him with the news that his boy was alive.

He asked them when the boy had begun to recover. They replied, ‘The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.’ The father realised that this was exactly the time when Jesus had said, ‘Your son will live’; and he and all his household believed.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Are we aware of the abundant blessings that God is granting us every day?  Are we grateful to Him and do we thank Him enough? Do we have the tendency of forgetting God in our busy life style?


  • Do we wait for miracles to happen in order to believe that God is present amongst us?  Do we seek Him with deep faith like the official in the Gospel who believed in Jesus?


  • Let us never take God for granted and continue to seek His peace and live in His love in our daily living.