46 So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
The second miraculous sign in Cana was the healing of the government official’s son.
The word “so” is therefore. This word introduces a new story of a royal officer whose son was seriously sick. This royal officer served Herod Antipas. This event continues the argument of Jesus’ deity by geographical sequence.
Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine.
Cana was nine miles north of Nazareth and a further 20 miles north from Capernaum. It was the location where Jesus earlier turned water into wine. Jesus was about to launch a Galilean ministry.
And there was a certain nobleman [royal officer] whose son was sick at Capernaum.
“Nobleman” means royal official of government. This official must have exhausted every means to heal his son before coming to Christ. Position or money could not heal his desperately ill son. This man probably knew Jesus previously because Capernaum was our Lord’s headquarters.
Capernaum was on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. This is the location where Jesus based His ministry (Jn 2:12).
When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee,
The official came from Capernaum to meet Jesus in Cana 20 miles south when he heard that Jesus was coming from Judea. This took about one day’s journey.
he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
The official wanted Jesus to come to Capernaum because his son was about to die with a fever. This man humbled himself as a person of high rank before Jesus.
The officer had some initial faith because he believed that Jesus could heal his son.
The healing ministry of Jesus proves His deity.
Jesus demonstrated His deity in His Galilean ministry. He did this by performing miracles that showed His divine majesty and authority.