Monday, August 16 2021
SIGNS, WONDERS AND MIRACLES
Now when Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, "Lord my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented." And Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him." Matthew 8:5-7
The centurion answered and said that he was not worthy for Jesus to come to his home but for Him to just say the word and his servant would be healed. He then proceeded to tell Jesus that he was a man under authority with men under him and whatever he told them to do, they would do.
Jesus was amazed that this Gentile had such great faith, but the key was that the centurion understood authority. He knew Jesus had all authority to heal the sick and to even raise the dead. Like he himself when he told his servants to do something, they did it and he believed the same was true of Jesus.
We would do well to follow this example of the centurion's faith and understanding of God's authority so that we too can also understand and believe that whatever we ask in prayer we receive if we will only believe!
And Jesus said to the centurion, "Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you." And his servant was healed that very hour. Matthew 8:13