Faith from an Unusual place

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Matthew 8:5-9

When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?”

The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

Every time I read this story; I am amazed at the faith this Centurion man had. Here was a man that had great authority in his military camp. When he saw Jesus, He recognized that Jesus was a man of authority, that when He speaks it happens.

The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.  For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.

What amazes me is that this man had faith without being a follower of Christ. That should say something to us who are followers of Christ.

 Remember life happens to us all; we cannot control what comes our way. What we can control is how we are going to respond to it. Have a wonderful day today. 

 

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