This life contains many walks from Cana to Capernaum, journeys between prayer offered and prayer answered.  Jesus promised the boy’s father a sure blessing at the end of the journey; He promises the same to us. We will meet this father when we get to heaven, and when we do, I’m going to ask him about that walk. I want to hear how he felt. I want to know what he thought. But most of all, I want to thank him for inspiring this verse: “The man took Jesus at his word and departed” (John 4:50 NIV).

Do likewise. Set your compass on the pole star of God’s promise. Place one weary foot in front of the other. Jesus has spoken! Let his word do what it was intended to do, and that is lead you home. Remember my friend, you are never alone.