Contingent of Faith - September 29, 2020

John chapter 4 in verse 47 describes a father who had a sick son: “He went and begged Jesus to come to Capernaum to heal his son, who was about to die.” Straightforward, urgent. The official had a request and a plan of action. In his mind, the two would walk side by side from Cana to Capernaum.

The response of Christ surprises us. “Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders” (John 4:48)? He waved a caution flag against a contingent faith that says I will believe if… or I will believe when… Then Jesus told the father, “Go back home. Your son will live” (John 4:50). This was the moment of truth for the father, the moment he set out on the longest walk. The man believed in the spoken word of Christ. Now you do the same. Remember, friends, you are never alone.