Monday, December 5, 2011

Love’s Great Faith

Matthew 8:10 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to those who were following him, he said, “I tell you the truth, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel!” (NLT)

He was Roman officer with a paralyzed bedridden servant; a body constantly racked with pain. Hearing of Jesus and his healing power, he searched him out and begged him to heal his servant. Jesus agreed and was about to set out for the officer’s house when the officer requested he do it from where he was. Amazed at his faith, Jesus granted his appeal. Jesus can heal from anywhere, which is good news since he no longer physically walks the earth. But since he is omnipresent, he is spiritually everywhere at the same time. He’s with me, you and the person living on the other side of the world. He knows every need at the same time and is powerful enough to meet them all. And will in his own time, according to his plan, and with our best interest in mind. All he asks is that we trust.