Sunday, October 4, 2009

Just say the word!

Matthew 8: 5- 13

The story of the Roman officer and his mighty belief! Oh, to have the faith that this roman officer showed in Jesus.

I am amazed that the roman officer approached Jesus to begin with after all he was a "Roman"…what is the saying when in Rome do as the Romans do? Big step but he had heard the stories about Jesus and perhaps witnessed Jesus healing someone because he knew that Jesus only had to say the word and his slave would be healed. He just wanted Jesus to utter the words of healing and the cure would happen.

Imagine Jesus, don't you know He was so excited that this man exhibited so much faith in his words. The soldier approached him knowing exactly what he wanted of Jesus. He wanted Jesus to utter the words and his slave would be healed. Jesus did not need to enter his home to perform this act for it to be done. The soldier stated that he was not worthy for Jesus to step into his home. The soldier admitted so much that we all need to admit ~ we are unworthy, but we know that Jesus is who he says he is. He heals our wounds and we must show the same faith!

The verse I love is verse 13 ~ Then Jesus said to the Roman officer, "Go back home, Because you believed, it has happened." And the young servant was healed that same hour.

Wow, believe today! God will do great things!



1 comment:

Frankie said...

This passage of scripture is one I believe that I have read before but I must have missed the part in verse 10 that says, "When Jesus heard this, he was amazed."
How could I miss that?

Amazed-Jesus gets amazed! The NIV used the word astonished. What amazed Jesus? The Roman officer understood the authority that Jesus had been given. He had faith. He got it. Jesus would just say it and it would be done. Jesus had the authority from God the Father.

Definitely a passage worth reading and rereading.