The Lord knows what we need better than we know ourselves. The royal official came to Jesus for the healing of his son, but He had in mind to lead him to something far greater—saving faith. This man starts off on the right foot. He sees no signs but begins to trust His Word and obey Him.
“Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” The Samaritan woman understood this. Once she comes to perceive Jesus as the Christ, she immediately tells others to meet Him also. How people must hear Christ and be saved from their sins!