The part that stood out for me – Jesus says “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.” as if he’s miffed, yet still he does as asked.
I know now that many (most?) people don’t take the miracles of Jesus literally, but that’s what I’ve been doing, and until I began this study group, I hadn’t realized how unusual that is. The hard part for me was believing in God at all – a supernatural being – the leap to believing in miracles seemed no big stretch after that. Part of the miracles thing, to me, is the question of whether God intervenes in the natural world. I’d like to thiink so … that he answers prayers just as Jesus in this passage answered the request of the Official to heal his son.