After the two days he left for Galilee. (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.) When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, for they also had been there. John 4:43-45
As you probably already know, people are fickle. In this passage, we find the people of Galilee flocking to see Jesus speak. They’ve heard the stories and testimonies, now they just want to see who is causing all of this commotion. Some were even second time followers, people who knew who he was and had heard him speak. They obviously had liked what they had heard.
It’s an interesting passage of Scripture. At first glance, it doesn’t tell us a lot. It’s almost a prelude to what is about to happen in Capernaum.
On his way to ministering to the sick boy at Capernaum, he was ministering to Galileans. Ministry for Jesus was a lifestyle. Throughout Scripture, those who came to him with genuine needs, he helped. We know this: the Galileans who came to him were hungry for the truth else they would not be returning. He was different but they couldn’t pinpoint why.
People “out there” are hungering for the truth. It may show itself in very unusual ways, but make no mistake, they hunger. Knowing this one single truth, our task is simple: point them to the truth.