Say the Word
Posted: November 29, 2016
One of my all-time favorite Bible stories is that of the Roman Officer in Matthew 8.
The Roman Officer came to Jesus, pleading for him to heal his young child, like many people did during Jesus’ ministry on earth. But this time, his request was different.
Jesus offered to come to the Officer’s home to lay hands on the child, as Jesus often did to those he healed, but the Officer had such faith in Jesus that he knew it wasn’t necessary for Jesus to lay his hands on the child.
The Roman officer knew (by his experience as a Roman general) that all Jesus had to do was say the word, and his child would be healed.
Do you believe the truth and promises of God’s word with the same faith of the Roman Officer?
“But the officer said, ‘Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed. I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, “Go,” and they go, or “Come,” and they come. And if I say to my slaves, “Do this,” they do it.’ When Jesus heard this, he was amazed.”
- Matthew 8:8-10 NLT
Lord, you are an awesome God. Thank you for the promises in your word that are faithful and true, and that we can trust you at your word. In Jesus’ name, amen.