The Bible: The Power of Rebirth

Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant

Reflection on the Gospel of the Monday Of The Twenty-Fourth Week In Ordinary Time

 

Luke 7:1-10

“..only say the word…”

What marvellous expression of faith. This Centurion was expressing something that he was well acquainted with – i.e. taking orders, and giving orders. Working with orders is quite common in the army, and orders obeyed and executed immediately.

This Centurion, to come to Jesus and to believe Jesus had the power and the ability to heal his servant, required him to have to first observe Jesus and his activities, and possibly he has done so on behalf of the Roman Administration, and there is a change of heart and mind on his part, from that of hostility to that of belief and surety. And when his servant becomes sick, he knows and trusts this Jewish Messiah can heal his servant. But the degree of his faith is astonishing. He realises, Jesus as a Jew cannot come to his house, but he also knows from being part of the army, one does not require to be in the place, where one wishes people obey and do things, when ones gives orders. This further means he has come to regard the authoritative status of Jesus, and also his divineness. “Give the word Lord, and it will come to completion.

Reflect, do you believe in Jesus’ divineness. That he died for you, and walks the earth for you? Let this not be a bookish truth in your life that is good to say in church or read in the Bible. Understand that His Word is Truth, unchanging, uncompromising and always comes to completion, personally as well as socially. Don’t look around you and be hypnotised by the world, what is happening in it, and how things need to change. Jesus has already won the victory, so experience it in your life. Discard the sense of hopelessness and the sense of guilt. Extend your hand and ask Jesus to take your hand in His, and walk with you in the garden of everyday life. Because that is the promise of the Father in raising Jesus up.

Search
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
24252627282930
31      
     12
       
      1
2345678
30      
   1234
262728    
       
  12345
2728     
       
    123
45678910
       
  12345
27282930   
       
      1
3031     
    123
       
 123456
28      
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
       
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
       
Suggested Posts
Categories
Daily Reflection
(959)
Programmes
(1)
Features
(1)
Reviews
(1)
Entertainment Reviews
(21)
Ask Salvation Bible Cell
(1)
Tags
© 2023 SalvationBibleCell.com