Updated: Feb 10, 2021
These passages report the incident of healing a centurion’s servant. Jesus was approached in one account by the centurion, and by messengers from the centurion in the other. In both accounts he communicates to Jesus his belief that Jesus can heal his servant without even coming to his home. Jesus does heal the servant from some distance. He comments on the centurion’s great faith. Luke 7:9b- “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.”
It is Jesus’ divinity which the centurion recognizes, I think. It is not just healing, but healing without physically touching or even seeing the servant. This takes real power, not suggestion or tricks or any other tactic. This is the power of God which the centurion recognized.
Do I have that kind of faith, Lord? Do I believe with all of my soul you can do anything? Is my lack of faith holding me back? Holy Father, bring me along with you and help me to see what you do. Open my eyes, God. Amen