Sunday, October 16, 2011
Thy Son Liveth
The Gospel at St. John 4:46-54 shows Jesus providing the nobleman with the faith he needs, which he didn't yet have. In addition, he provides the 'sign', that is, he heals his son. And it is at the seventh hour, which is the same hour at which Jesus himself was at the point of death, on Good Friday. But Jesus died, in order that this son, and we, might have life. And he rose again, so the Easter message we receive is like the message the nobleman received: "The Son of God liveth." The sermon.