Families and Teachers
This week in worship, we will welcome the families and teachers from the Aldersgate Christian Preschool who are part of our church in ways that don’t always include Sunday morning worship. We will focus on one of the stories in the book of John where Jesus heals a child. It’s the second of the seven signs that John includes in the gospel. Like the first sign, the wedding at Cana where he turned water to wine, Jesus doesn’t have to physically touch the child to heal him.
Jesus’ words point to something bigger than himself. Jesus saves the boy physically, but through the miracle of saving the boy’s life, Jesus saves the boy’s father and the entire household spiritually. They come to have faith in God. Jesus points to God’s saving power and builds the faith of the ones whom he encounters.
Let us prepare to encounter Jesus in our lives and wonder how it is that Jesus points to the power of God in our life to save, to heal, and to renew. Please read John 4: 46-54 to prepare.