The centurion said in reply, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.”
A Roman military officer came to Jesus to ask that He heal his servant who was paralyzed. The centurion, who had great military power, was under no duty to do anything to help his servant…but he apparently was a man of compassion. He was also humble…knowing he needed to turn to a Higher Power. A centurion would not have shared any of Jesus’ beliefs. Notice how Jesus did not test the centurion about his beliefs nor did He try to change him in any way. The centurion’s beliefs were not a criterion to determine whether or not Jesus would associate with him. The one thing that the centurion did exhibit…was a simple faith that a mere word from Jesus would be sufficient to heal his servant. For Jesus…that sufficed. How would you like the Living Christ to heal you? Ask…and trust that God will bring you the healing that will lead you to wholeness.
Suggested song of the day– “God’s Love Is All You Need” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
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Remember…God loves you!