God is my conscience, Jesus lives in my heart… this blog is about what I see, what I think, what I do and how I serve God
Monday of the First Week of Advent
3 December 2012Posted by on
Matthew 8:5-11 NIV2010
The Faith of the Centurion
5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. 6 “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.”
7 Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?”
8 The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. 11 I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
As we await for Christmas Day (coming 22 days from now), let us not be afraid to approach Jesus and ask him for what we need. Let us also keep “an ear to the ground” for the answers that the Holy Spirit gives us when we approach God with our requests.