The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household. John 4:53
This man’s entire household believed. The servants believed. The boy who had been at the point of death believed. If there were other siblings, they also believed. The boy’s mother believed. How did all of this happen?
There’s only one way that all of the members of this household could have come to faith in Jesus, and that is through the testimony that the royal official gave to his own family!
Imagine the scene when this man finally gets home. His wife comes running out to meet him and flings her arms around him. “The most wonderful thing has happened—the fever has gone! It left him in an instant! He is back to normal. I can’t really explain it. I don’t know how it happened!”
“Well,” says the official to his wife, “I know how it happened. Jesus said to me, ‘Your son will live,’ and at that very hour the fever left him.” So a story that began with a boy at the point of death ends with an entire household receiving the gift of eternal life!
Did someone’s testimony help encourage you to believe in Christ? Is there someone who needs to hear your testimony?