There was a government official from Capernaum, whose son was very sick. When the official heard that Jesus had come, he begged Jesus to come to Capernaum – about 20 miles away - and heal his son, because he was about to die.
As the people watched Jesus said to them, ‘Unless you see miracles and signs you never believe’. But the official pleaded – 'Please come right now, before it is too late'. But Jesus told him ‘Go back home – your son will live’. And the man believed what Jesus said and started on his 20 mile journey.
When the man was part way home, some of his servants met him with the good news that his son was alive and well. He asked them when this happened, and they said ‘Yesterday at 1 o’clock’ – which was the exact moment Jesus had told him that his son would live.
He and his entire household believed in Jesus. This was the second miraculous sign Jesus did in Galilee after coming from Judea.