“Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectation.” ~ Andrew Murray
When Jesus heard this, He was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following Him, He said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.” 10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well. Luke 7:9-10
In the above verses we see that Jesus was amazed at the faith of the centurion. He had authority over many and when he spoke the word, people obeyed. The centurion was a man who understood authority and exercised it. Therefore he related that to Jesus and the authority that He had as the Creator over all mankind. As a result, the centurion wanted Jesus to simply speak the word of healing, believing that the authority and the power that was in His word was more than sufficient to heal his highly valued servant, who was sick and about to die.
Jesus was amazed at the centurion’s faith. The lesson for us this morning is to understand that He has full control of our lives and if we choose to give it over to Him believing in the power in His word amazing things will happen in our lives too.
Let us give over every situation of trial, anxiety and stress to Jesus as He is able to speak His word and bring a miraculous change. As He was amazed at the centurion’s faith two thousand years ago, may each one of us please God with our faith by steadfastly holding onto every promise given to us from His word.
Dear Lord, I give you full control of all my choices, and let me be amazed at what you do in my life Amen
Theo & Manju