On: January 26, 2015 | By: admin | Under: Blog | Comments: Comments are off
So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself 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.” [Luke 7:6-8]
Day 2 of our healing quintet sees the centurion demonstrating a true understanding of the nature of healing, in fact any miraculous intervention. He recognises that things will happen, not if we press hard enough, or when we demonstrate we are worthy of His ear, rather as we trust that when Jesus says the word of command, something unseen will move. Jesus called the world into existence; it is entirely within His powers to adjust something in an individual life. It took the centurion’s military training and experience to see this with such clarity. His faith is exemplary.
I wonder what decides Jesus, when asked in faith, as to whether He will heal or not?
Father God, grant me the humility to accept that where and when You heal is entirely in Your hands. Amen.