The man of great compassion and extra ordinary faith. Matthew 8:5-11
When Jesus entered Capernaum, a Roman Officer met him and begged for help. He was a centurion. Even though he had soldiers under him, he too was under superior officers. This meant he himself was also under authority. Authority above and under.
He looked for Jesus just because a servant of his was sick. The Roman Officer was a man of great love and compassion. Compassion is love in action, that was the reason he looked for Jesus to heal his servant. His servant was also a person of dignity.
Though a Roman Officer, a centurion yet he was humble. He lowered himself to beg for help. He said he did not deserve to have Jesus coming to his house but just to give order to heal his servant.
What an amazing great faith had he that even Jesus praised him and said to all the people following him, ” I tell you, I have never found anyone in Israel with faith like this. Go home and what you believe will be done for you. ” And the officer’s servant was healed that very moment.
Let us pray for the grace of God to be like this Roman Officer. A man of compassion with an inner feeling resulting in outward action. Look for Jesus to receive healing with extra ordinary faith like him, surely God will grant the desire of our heart. Amen.
Do not worry! God is always on time.