5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. 6 “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” 7 Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?”
8 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. 9 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.”
10 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.
13 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.
I hear God inviting me to so radically trust in His Word that I can claim that the petitions I place before Him – for wisdom, healing and guidance – will come to pass. God is encouraging me to have more faith!
In the coming week, I am going to trust God more – for the provision and protection God has placed in my life. And I am going to bear testimony to God’s goodness in my life. I want Jesus to be amazed at me in the coming week.
Heavenly Father, so grant Your grace and mercy to fill my life that I might hear Your word spoken into my life, and I might so trust You that You would be amazed by my faith. Amen.
Kevin Murphy, Pastor
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church – Walnut Creek