When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
Matthew 8:13 KJV
The Centurion did not just come from the wrong side of the tracks. He came from the wrong side of the planet. He was no Peace Corps volunteer, but an officer of a hated, occupying army.
A stranger in a strange land, the Centurion did not have any claim or right to ask anything of Jesus. Still, helmet under his arm, he asked in complete confidence. The Centurion was the wrong kind of man, but he had the right kind of faith.
The Centurion walked away from Jesus with nothing but His Word. In the Centurion’s mind that is all it took. As a soldier, he understood power and authority. He saw both in Jesus.
Maybe you are the wrong kind of man or woman. What matters is your faith. You can ask in complete confidence, anyway.
Jesus’ Word is true and faithful. What he promised, He will do. All you need, here, there or then is the right kind of faith.
Think : All I have to do is ask in faith.
Pray: “Lord, Help me to have faith in You, regardless of where, or who, I am.”
Copyright © June 2010, Kirk Hunt