So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” John 4:52
When the servants finally reach the man with wonderful news about his son, the father asks when it happened. The servants say, “Yesterday at the seventh hour…” So, presumably, the man stayed overnight in Cana, and then journeyed home the next day.
Don’t you wonder how he slept that night? When he left his home, his son was dying. Jesus said, “Your boy will live.” All he had was the word of Jesus. That’s faith! Faith trusts Christ by resting on his word.
Notice, the father asks “the hour when he began to get better…” He assumes this was a process: “When did it begin?” The servants say, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” Instantaneous! When Jesus spoke the word in Cana, the fever left in Capernaum!
We read, “The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, ‘Your son will live.’ And he himself believed…” Had he not believed already? Yes, but now his faith is turning to sight, and he is seeing that his trust in Jesus was not misplaced.
Here is what the journey of faith looks like. Faith often begins when knowing very little, but being deeply aware of our need, we come to Jesus. Faith grows as we learn to trust him by resting on his word. One day, faith will be turned to sight. Faith will be vindicated and all that you have taken on trust will be yours to enjoy forever.
How have you, personally, experienced faith turning to sight?