“my son who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.” v.17
But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.” And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith. Matthew 13.57-58 Erastus stayed in Corinth, and I left Trophimus sick in Miletus. 2 Timothy 4.20
Part of picking up our cross and following Jesus is this willingness to embrace the ministry of healing without looking at results. We must identify with the pain of counting the cost in order to contend for healing.
Power to save was present in both instances, but it was only summoned in the second.
Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know. But whoever loves God is known by God. 1 Corinthians 8.2-3 Love never fails.... where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror;... Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13.8-9,12
For the eyes of the L ORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. 2 Chronicles 16.9