brothers and sisters,
Loving greetings in the name of our lord
Jesus Christ. Today let us meditate
about the faith which we have on our God. Since the bible says without
faith we cannot please God as in Heb 11:6. Twice our lord used the word
“Great Faith” let us see what great faith is all about and why it is appreciated by
our lord. This man who came to
Jesus in Capernaum
was a centurion that means he was a leader over one hundred soldiers. In
his daily experience, he could make all the soldiers to obey what he
commands because of the authority he had. So, he knew the value and the power
in authority. When he heard
about Lord Jesus Christ, he came to him seeking for help for his servant
who was terribly suffering because of a paralytic attack. Seeing his
concern for his servant Jesus immediately got ready to go with him to his
house to heal his servant as in Mat 8:7, “Jesus said to him, "I
will go and heal him."
But the centurion felt, it is not needed that Jesus must come in person to his house to
heal his servant. So, he refused to take Jesus to his home for two
· First of all, he felt that
he is not worthy to take the lord to his home.
· Secondly, he felt Jesus
need not to come in person because he believed even one word of Jesus can bring
a healing as in Mat 8:8, “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.” This is what made Jesus to say he
has the great faith. That means
he believed God has the authority to heal the person from where ever he
Jesus told to the disciple Thomas, those who believe him without seeing
him are the blessed people as in John 20:29, “Then Jesus told
him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those
who have not seen and yet have believed." When we have no faith on God we will
fear as in Mark 4:40, “He said to his disciples, "Why are you so
afraid? Do you still have no faith?" Some time the believers are not at
all having any faith on God like this.
Another time, a Canaanite woman came to Jesus
requesting for the deliverance of her daughter who had a demon-possession as in Mat 15:22, “A Canaanite woman
from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have
mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession."
Jesus did not yield to her request but said he cannot give the
children’s bread to the dogs. She did not take it as an insult and
went away but she immediately humbled herself and said, “yes lord,
but as the dogs can eat the crumbs falling from the table give me mercy as
in Mat 15:27, "Yes,
Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from
their masters' table." Because she believed even the little crumbs can
bring a perfect deliverance. So, Jesus here also told this word “great faith” because she felt even the crumbs which falls
from the table are more than enough for her daughter’s deliverance
as in Mat 15:28, “Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great
faith! Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed from that
very hour.” What we
believe only happens so we must have atleast a
small seed like faith on God.
May the lord help each one of us today to
have similar faith on Him and His word so that we will also believe for a
miracle and may not doubt the greatness and the authority of God. Only
doubts bring fear in our minds.
Your Web-Site Pastor,
Rev. Dr. T.
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