Marvelous Faith

Because You Say So

Have you ever been desperate to hear someone’s healing words?

In Matthew 8:5-13, the Roman centurion desperately approached Jesus for healing words.

Daring to break through the barriers of race and pride, he humbly pleaded with Jesus to heal his young servant.   This prominent officer lowered himself before Jesus, addressing Him as ‘Lord’.

Jesus agreed to go heal his servant.

The centurion then replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home.  Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed.”   (v.8)

Just say the word, Lord.  It will be done because you say so……..

The centurion’s military background gave him a unique perspective that grasped Jesus’ spiritual authority.

“I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say ‘Go’ and they go, or ‘Come’ and they come.  And if I say to my slaves, ‘Do this’, they do it.” (v.9)

The centurion’s faith made Jesus marvel.

It caused Jesus to address the religious crowd following Him.   Here was an outsider,   hated and viewed as the fringe of their society.  Yet this officer exhibited faith that Jesus had not seen in all of Israel!  This man understood the Kingdom of Heaven was at hand!

Because of his marvelous faith, the servant was healed.

All because you say so, Lord.

My sweet sister, what healing words has your hurting heart been desperate to hear?

“I’m sorry”                                                                (1)

I love you

“I understand

“You are accepted”

Jesus Christ, our Messiah, is the source of healing miracles for both physical illnesses and emotional wounds.

Don’t let the barriers of pride, entitlement, fear and unforgiveness keep you from seeking wholeness in Christ.

With a faith that makes Jesus marvel, ask Him as your Lord and Savior to heal you—knowing He will, because you say so, Lord.

Today’s Text:  Matthew 8:5-13  NLT                       LIVEFREETHURSDAY

For Reflection: 

Psalm 30:2

Psalm 34:18

Isaiah 57:18-19

1 Peter 2:24

Today’s post is linked to Suzie Eller’s #livefree Thursdays.


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