A Long-Distance Healing
“Just say the word,” we say, “and it’ll be done.” Not really, though. As human beings, we have to do more than just “say the word” to make something happen. But God doesn’t. And neither does Jesus. In the beginning, all God had to do was “say the word,” and the creation came into being. Well, here in John 4, all Jesus has to do is “say the word,” and there’s a healing. Fresh off his first sign of turning water into wine, Jesus does it again. Again, he’s in Galilee. Again, he’s in Cana. And again, he’s performing a sign that points to who he is. This time, though, it’s not a party trick to keep a wedding going. Instead, it’s a long-distance healing.